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Learning to KneelNoh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching$
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Carrie J. Preston

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231166508

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.001.0001

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Theater in the “Deep”

Theater in the “Deep”

W. B. Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well

(p.63) 2. Theater in the “Deep”
Learning to Kneel

Carrie J. Preston

Columbia University Press

Yeats learned about noh from Pound, Noguchi Yone, and Ito Michio, then used features of the form to help him to create his plays for dancers. Yeats’s 1916 At the Hawk’s Well was a Hagoromo-inspired collaboration with Pound, Ito, Edmund Dulac, and others, which reveals Yeats’s idiosyncratic nationalism.

Keywords:   possession, nationalism, totalitarianism, Irish theater, Cuchulain, nondualistic thought

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