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Japanese Theater and Drama: Noh/Kyogen

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Cross Gender Studies Guide by Setsuko Noguchi at UIUC includes Kabuki, Noh/Kyogen, Bunraku, Takarazuka, etc. sections.

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Reference Sources

Reference Sources in Japanese

JapanKnowledge http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/japanknowledge Icon 

Includes 新版 歌舞伎事典 and 新版 能・狂言事典.

Updated: 8/6/2013

Apps

Updated: 3/3/2015

"No" Call Numbers and Subject Headings

Keyword search is unlikely to work well for searching resources on No 能. Your search result will include too much noise. Spelling 能 as Noh may work, but you may miss many good resources whose title romanizes 能 as No. So try call number browse search and subject heading searches as well! 

Call Numbers

  • PL735            Japanese Literature -- Nō
  • PL765            Collection of Nō texts
  • PL792.S4        Works by and about Zeami
  • PN2924.5.N6   Nō performance

Subject Headings

  • : general works and those that deal with the presentation of Nō plays on the stage.
  • Nō plays: The text of the Nō plays and works treating of them from a literary point of view.

Japananese language resources are in the East Asian Collection on the 2nd floor and English language resources are on the 5th floor. To check out DVDs in the Media Collection, go to the Service Desk on the 1st floor.

Updated: 11/27/2012

"Kyōgen" Call Numbers and Subject Headings

Call Numbers

  • PL736             Japanese Literature -- Kyōgen
  • PL766             Collection of Kyōgen texts
  • PN2924.5.K9   Kyōgen performance

Subject Headings

  • Kyōgen: general works and those that deal with the presentation of Kyōgen plays on the stage. Used also for Kabuki kyōgen and Nō kyōgen.
  • Kyōgen plays: The text of the Kyōgen plays and works treating of them from a literary point of view.

Japananese language resources are in the East Asian Collection on the 2nd floor and English language resources are on the 5th floor. To check out DVDs in the Media Collection, go to the Service Desk on the 1st floor.

Updated: 2/3/2014

OCLC WorldCat

WorldCat Restricted Resource: A bibliographic database of over 62,000,000 records from over 2,000 libraries around the world.

If you are looking for the information about specific repertoire, try searching OCLC WorldCat in addition to InfoHawk and SmartSearch. Sometimes bibliographic records in WorldCat include more detailed table of contents.

Updated: 2/27/2015

Noh/Kyogen Videos in Media Services and Online (English)

Acting techniques of the Noh Theatre of Japan Main Media Collection Video record 32745 DVD

Noh : the classical theatre of Japan Main Media Collection Video record 35101 DVD

Noh Theatre: The Tale of Genji Excerpts (Creative Arts Television, 1957) 26:37 mins (From Theatre in Video) Icon

Masks of Arcadia by Dunlop Geoff, in Under the Sun (British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 1989) 50 minutes. 黒川能 (From Ethbographic Video Online) Icon

Yamanba = Yamanba : the old woman of the mountains / 山姥  Main Media Collection Video record 29912 DVD  Free online edition from Cornell

Yorimasa Subtitled Japanese transcription and English translation of the audio Free online edition from Cornell

Nō Dōjōji = Noh Dojoji 能 道成寺  Japanese dialogue with English subtitles and optional Japanese commentary.  Main Media Collection Video record 17854 DVD

This is kyogen  English narration, video excerpts in Japanese. Main Media Collection Video record 32742 DVD

Busu (Kyōgen)  Japanese dialogue, English subtitles. Main Media Collection Video record 35641 DVD

Gotai fūshi : Yamato shinkyoku shō II : performance selections from the five main schools of Japanese traditional noh = 五体風姿 : 大和秦曲抄II In Japanese, with optional Japanese, Chinese and English subtitles. Main Media Collection Video record 36115 DVD

Comprising excerpts from nine performance selections from the five main schools of traditional Japanese noh, including Takasago, Yashima, Hagoromo, Tenko, Midare, Koi no Netori, Youchi Soga, Ominameshi, and Kazuraki. Also includes brief interviews with leading noh performers.

Updated: 2/3/2014

Noh/Kyogen Videos in Media Services and Online (Japanese)

Nōgaku meienshū. 能楽名演集. Main Media Collection Video record 35023 DVD

[1]. 鉢木 (1970) / 宝生流 近藤乾三, 松本謙三 -- [2]. 隅田川 (1977) / 観世流 梅若六郎, 宝生弥一 -- [3]. 頼政 (1957) / 喜多流 喜多六平太, 森茂好. 弱法師 (1980) / 喜多流 友枝喜久夫, 松本謙三 -- [4]. 井筒 (1977) / 観世流 観世寿夫, 宝生閑 -- [5]. 黒塚 (1957) / 金春流 櫻間道雄, 本田秀男, 豊嶋十郎. 葵上 (1975) / 金剛流 豊嶋弥左衛門, 江崎金治郎 -- [6]. 仕舞, 独吟, 一調, 舞囃子集 (全十一曲).
[1]. Hachinoki (1970) / Hōshō-ryū Kondō Kenzō, Matsumoto Kenzō -- [2]. Sumidagawa (1977) / Kanze-ryū Umewaka Rokurō, Hoshō Yaichi -- [3]. Yorimasa (1957) / Kita-ryū Kita Roppeita, Mori Shigeyoshi. Yorobōshi (1980) / Kita-ryū Tomoeda Kikuo, Matsumoto Kenzō -- [4]. Izutsu (1977) / Kanze-ryū Kanze Hisao, Hoshō Kan -- [5]. Kurozuka (1957) / Konparu-ryū Sakurama Michio, Honda Hideo, Teshima Jūrō. Aoi no ue (1975) / Kongō-ryū Teshima Yazaemon, Ezaki Kinjirō -- [6]. Shimai, Dokugin, Itchō, Maibayashishū (zen 11-kyoku).

Nogaku Kan’ami, Zeami meisakushu.  能楽観阿弥・世阿弥名作集. Main Media Collection Video record 37549 DVD

[1]. 通小町 (1961) / 宝生流, 宝生九郎. 自然居士 (1996) / 観世流, 梅若六郎 (玄祥) -- [2]. 求塚 (2013) / 観世流, 観世清和 -- [3]. 高砂 (1987) / 金春流, 金春信高. 清経 (1989) / 金剛流,  廣田陛一 -- [4]. 班女 (1978) / 喜多流, 友枝喜久夫 -- [5]. 砧, 梓之出 (1998) / 観世流, 関根祥六 -- [6]. 融 (2012) / 喜多流, 友枝昭世.
[1]. Kayoi Komachi (1961) / Hōshō-ryū, Hōshō Kurō.  Jinen koji (1996) / Kanze-ryū, Umewaka Rokurō (Genshō) -- [2]. Motomezuka (2013) / Kanze-ryū, Kanze Kiyokazu -- [3]. Takasago (1987) / Konparu-ryū, Konparu Nobutaka. Kiyotsune (1989) / Kongō-ryū, Hirota Norikazu -- [4]. Hanjo (1978) / Kita-ryū, Tomoeda Kikuo -- [5]. Kinuta, Azusanode (1998) / Kanze-ryū, Sekine Shōroku -- [6]. Tōru (2012) / Kita-ryū, Tomoeda Akiyo.

Kyōgen e no shōtai : Kyōto Ōkura-ryū Shigeyama Sengorō-ke.  狂言への招待: 京都大蔵流茂山千五郎家. Main Media Collection Video record 37553 DVD 

Updated: 1/8/2014

Noh Scripts in English (Online)

Updated: 10/15/2013

Noh Scripts in English

The following titles in Noh performance guide series from the National Noh Theater are available in the UI Libraries.

Updated: 7/9/2014

Books in English

Updated: 2/3/2014

Books in Japanese

Updated: 11/11/2014

Nō & Popular Culture

Comics

Hana yori mo hana no gotoku 花よりも花の如く Main Japanese Collection PN6790.J33 T383 2009

         能をコミックに : 『花よりも花の如く』 in 能狂言が見たくなる講座十撰

Shinsaku nō kurenai tennyo no sekai : garasu no kamen yori. 新作能紅天女の世界 : 「ガラスの仮面」より In Process

Updated: 7/3/2014

Modern Noh 近代能

『近代能楽集』三島由紀夫DVD戯曲全集 第1期 On Order

7/3/2014

Subject Guide

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