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Japanese No Masks

With 300 Illustrations of Authentic Historical Examples · Dover Fine Art, History of Art

by Friedrich Perzynski Author · Stanley Appelbaum Editor

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Combining elements of dance, drama, music and poetry, the performances of Japanese No theater are a highly stylized form of entertainment. Accompanying the sumptuous costumes worn during performances are elaborately carved No and Kyogen wooden masks—major works of art in their own right. This book, based on a classic two-volume German study, presents a wealth of illustrations and information relating to these magnificent theatrical devices.

A new, informative introduction and extensive captions derived from the original text and newly translated, accompany the heart of the book—more than 120 full-page plates depicting museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, demons, and monsters, beautiful women, feudal lords, mad characters, and supernatural beings. All 303 illustrations from the original two-volume work are included.

A unique introduction to classic Japanese theater for Western theatergoers, this volume will also serve as an excellent reference for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of No drama.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication Date:
2012
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art

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