BL. W. B. Yeats

107. Staub, August W. ‘The “Unpopular Theatre” of W. B. Yeats’. Quarterly Journal of Speech 47 (1961): 363-71.

Laments that Yeats’s ‘Noh plays’ are ‘undecided failures’, and blames, primarily, Craig (D17) and his ‘idealistic and . . . adolescent approach to the theatre’, Pound, who ‘indirectly  . . . ruined forever [Yeats’s] chances of becoming a major dramatic poet’, and the nô form itself, which unlike Greek poetic drama ‘never attained a secular level’.







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