BL. W. B. Yeats
192. Parkin, Andrew. ‘The Eye of the Mind’. In The Dramatic Imagination of W. B. Yeats. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1978.
A study of Four Plays for Dancers (17)
that includes well-understood discussion of their relation to the nô.
The uses Yeats made of nô ‘can best be explained as the borrowing
of useful conventions from an alien poetic drama to create an entirely
new kind of western dance-drama which, without upsetting decorum, brilliantly
extends the scope of the one-act play’.