BL. W. B. Yeats

114. Clark, David Ridgley. ‘Nishikigi (BK8) and Yeats’s The Dreaming of the Bones (14a)’. Modern Drama 7 (1964): 111-25.

Describes a movement in Yeatsian drama from ‘inadequate representation of the . . . suffering of passion’ in the early plays to anôimitating [of the] moment when passion becomes perception’, which, Clark contends, Yeats learned from the ‘Noh of spirits’ (mugen nô); the work traces this insight through analysis of Yeats’s adaptation of Nishikigi in The Dreaming of the Bones, extending the argument first advanced by Wilson (102). Based on ‘The Theatre of Desolate Reality: W. B. Yeats’s Development as a Dramatist’, PhD thesis, Yale University, 1955. Largely incorporated into 121.






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