BL. W. B. Yeats

152. Donoghue, Denis. ‘His Theatre’. In William Butler Yeats. New York: Viking, 1971. Reprint, New York: Ecco, 1988.

Has aims larger than examination of the meaning of the nô for Yeats, but is nonetheless among the most thoughtful and economical presentations of the thesis that ‘the sense of life and . . . of drama’ that the nô ‘stimulated’ in Yeats ‘were already active’ in his earlier work, but were ‘waiting to find appropriate form’.








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