BL. W. B. Yeats

247. Sekine, Masaru. ‘Four Plays for Dancers: Japanese Aesthetics and a European Mind’. In Yeats the European, edited by A. Norman Jeffares. Gerrards Cross: Smythe, 1989.

Sekine remains preoccupied with how Yeatsian drama varies from the nô (see also BK207, BL233, 247, 250, and 258). His thesis here is that ‘the vagueness of [Yeats’s] knowledge of the Noh was actually a great advantage . . . since he was, after all, a European who wanted to adopt the form . . . for his own plays without changing his ultimate beliefs, ideas, and ideals’.







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