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2012 Costume Workshop video highlights.

Here is some highlight video of the 2012 TN Costume Workshop held in Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan. It features clips from the lecture component, various field trips to master artisans as well as the culminating trip to the Oshima Nohgakudo … Continue reading

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Beyond the Agemaku (揚幕)

Contributed by David Surtasky Oshirabe. The flute and drums begin, unseen by the audience, their aural sigils reach out in preface to the story about to unfold. In a line the musicians sit, just beyond the edge of the agemaku. … Continue reading

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Miya (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Miya.” This entry includes the kuri/sashi/kuse sections as well as a brief ai-kyogen interlude. The Boat Captain appears in his true guise as Hata, the builder of the boat. … Continue reading

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Miya (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Miya.” It is patterned after a traditional first category (or Waki) play. The three plays posted here by Ms. Preston explore aspects of her life. In this entry we … Continue reading

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Egret at San Diego Bay (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Part II of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Egret at San Diego Bay.” The kuri/sashi/kuse is included in this entry. “In the fullness of his love, he helped her to leave.”)                     (Entrance … Continue reading

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Egret at San Diego Bay (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Egret at San Diego Bay.” The play is modeled after traditional third category noh, and recounts part of Carrie’s personal history – life on a boat; and the story … Continue reading

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Crazy Jane (Pt. IV)

(Editor’s note: the below is the final entry of David Crandall’s English-language noh “Crazy Jane.” Jane causes the Young Man to dance, and a question is raised about who is real and who is not, who is mad and who … Continue reading

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Crazy Jane (Pt. III)

(Editor’s note: in Part III of David Crandall’s English-language noh “Crazy Jane,” the character Jane recounts dancing with the lost Tom.) CHORUS It must be many years ago by now, but I have lost the thread of time, and memories … Continue reading

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Crazy Jane (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: in Part II of David Crandall’s “Crazy Jane” the shite (Jane) makes her entrance and confronts the Young Man who has been given shelter at the church.) JANE The church bell tolls with sweet clarity Set like the … Continue reading

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Crazy Jane (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of “Crazy Jane” written by author and composer David Crandall. Informed by William Butler Yeats’ poems surrounding the character of Crazy Jane, Crandall’s English-language noh tells the story of a young man, disturbed by … Continue reading

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