Noh, Fenollosa, Pound and Yeats—Have East and West Met?

  • Masaru Sekine
Part of the Yeats Annual book series (YA)


THERE IS STILL a huge gap between East and West,1 and this essay will glance at its causes, by tracing the efforts of Fenollosa, Pound and Yeats to bring Noh drama to the West in works created some eighty years ago. I hope my analysis may provide some clues to the problem they faced and also a possible way to transcend it.


Royal Court Stage Direction Greek Play Religious Implication Tragic Story 
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  1. (Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Ballad of East and West’, 1889).Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Bunsaku Kurata (ed.), Fenollosa to Meiji Bunka (Japanese) Shinichi Kurihara (Tokyo: Rokugei Shobo, 1968), p. 425.Google Scholar
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    Ibid p. 448.Google Scholar
  4. 7.
    Ze-Ami, Nishikigi, ed. Sakon Kanze XXIV (Tokyo: Hinoki Shoten, 1985), p. 5. Hereafter N. Google Scholar

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