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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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