Five Modern Noh Plays

Five Modern Nō Plays is a collection of plays written by Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. Mishima wrote these plays between 1950 and 1955 and presented them as modern plays in Tokyo. Of these five, only The Damask Drum was expressed in the traditional Nō fashion. The Lady Aoi was expressed as a Western-style Opera. The plays take older Nō plots or traditional and foreign fairy tales and bring them to a modern setting.


Five Modern Nō Plays is a collection of plays written by Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. Mishima wrote these plays between 1950 and 1955 and presented them as modern plays in Tokyo. Of these five, only The Damask Drum was expressed in the traditional Nō fashion. The Lady Aoi was expressed as a Western-style Opera. The plays take older Nō plots or traditional and foreign fairy tales and bring them to a modern setting.
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