BL. W. B. Yeats

145. Johnson, Josephine. ‘Yeats: What Methods? An Approach to the Performance of the Plays’. Carrell 10/2 (1969): 19-32.

Argues that while the faithfulness of Yeats’s interpretation of the structure and design of the nô is ‘not relevant to his success as a playwright’, what he ‘imagines’ to be significant in nô structure and design is relevant, and should be taken into account in production of the plays. Offers knowledgeable discussion of parts of Zeami’s (Ap) dramatic theory and argues that these are ‘exactly what Yeats instinctively outlines for his actors and musicians in performance’. Reprinted in Quarterly Journal of Speech 57/1 (1971): 68-74.






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