Tag Archives: second category play

When there is No Dog

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Part of the continuing conversation surrounding Carrie Preston’s  Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston. Please consider providing your support by visiting the project’s funding page.] Contributed by David Surtasky … Continue reading

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Finding the Dog in Noh, and Leaving it Alone

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Ms. Preston provides some insights concerning her new work  Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston. Please consider providing your support by visiting the project’s funding page.] Contributed by Carrie … Continue reading

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Ebira (箙)

Contributed by David Surtasky Ebira (箙) (summary) A second category play by an unknown author. Once a Monk and his companions set out from far Kyushu on their way to Kyoto. Never having viewed the sites of the capital, they … Continue reading

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Kiyotsune (清経)

Contributed by David Surtasky Kiyotsune (清経) (summary) A second category play by Zeami Before the final demise of the Heike, Awazu no Saburo was a retainer to the warrior general Taira no Kiyotsune. In a disastrous set of circumstances at … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Pt. II of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” In this selection more is learned of the waki and shite, and their interconnection through their lives; recounting the death of the shite – husbands, … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Pt. I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” Ms. Preston weaves elements of her own life experience into this play modeled structurally after traditional second category noh plays. It recounts the story of … Continue reading

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