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Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Carrie J. Preston

Abstract

In this inventive mix of criticism, scholarship, and personal reflection, Carrie J. Preston explores the nature of cross-cultural teaching, learning, and performance. Throughout the twentieth century, Japanese noh was a major creative catalyst for American and European writers, dancers, and composers. The noh theater’s stylized choreography, poetic chant, spectacular costumes and masks, and engagement with history inspired Western artists as they reimagined new approaches to tradition and form. In Learning to Kneel, Preston locates noh’s important influence on such canonical figures as Pound, ... More

Keywords: noh theater, modernism, pedagogy, performance, cultural exchange

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231166508
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carrie J. Preston, author
Boston University