BL. W. B. Yeats


2. The Land of Heart’s Desire. London: Fisher, 1894.

Along with Deirdre (5) demonstrates Yeats’s use of techniques ‘discovered’ in the nô long before his encounter with the form. The drama reaches its climax in Yeats’s first use of dance on stage, and as is often the case in the nô and Yeatsian drama derived from it the dancer is a supernatural being and the dance a means of emphasising the power she holds over the protagonists, a conclusion to the work that as in the nô heightens emotion in a dramatic rather than literary way. See also 12. Reprinted in 20.







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