BL. W. B. Yeats
187. Oshima, Shôtarô. ‘Between Shapes and Shadows’. In Myth and Reality in Irish Literature, edited by Joseph Ronsley. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfred Laurier UP, 1977.
Asserts that both Zeami (Ap)
and Chikamatsu (Ap)
found ‘the essence of art in the subtle boundary between the real
and the unreal’, and finds similarities in Yeatsian drama, concluding
that ‘we cannot but be impressed at discovering what a profound
community of aesthetic sensibility there is between the Irish and the
Japanese people’. Includes brief notes about Itô (Ap).