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  • Published: 15 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780307473110
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $29.99
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Five Modern No Plays



Japanese No drama is one of the great art forms that has fascinated people throughout the world. The late Yukio Mishima, one of Japan's outstanding post-war writers, infused new life into the form by using it for plays that preserve the style and inner spirit of No and are at the same time so modern, so direct, and intelligible that they could, as he suggested, be played on a bench in Central Park. Here are five of his No plays, stunning in their contemporary nature and relevance—and finally made available again for readers to enjoy.

  • Published: 15 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780307473110
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the author

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was born in 1925 in Tokyo, and is considered one of the Japan's most important writers. His books broke social boundaries and taboos at a time when Japan found itself in a state of rapid social change. His interests, besides writing, included body-building, acting and practising as a Samurai. In 1970 he attempted to start a military coup, which failed. Upon realizing this, Mishima performed seppuku, a ritual suicide, upon himself. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature three times.

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