DRAMATIC REPRESENTATIONS OF FILIAL PIETY: Five Noh in Translation, by Mae J. Smethurst. Cornell East Asia Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1998, pp. 172, unpriced.

Most Western writings on noh have been concerned with that category known as “mugenno,” visional noh — highly poetic, spiritually infused. Since this interest has come to characterize noh in general, other categories have been neglected.

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