―Kyogen Theatre Special Edition―
NOH‘The Hawk Princess’・KYOGEN‘The Songs of Oak Mountain’
31 January 2018
Artistic Director of Setagaya Public Theatre, Mansai Nomura has roots in traditional Japanese performance, yet has also distinguished himself in contemporary performing arts. His novel creations fuse classical techniques and ideas with contemporary ones. Two works, selected by Nomura, will be performed in the theatre venue—relatively uncommon for traditional arts—on a specially-constructed noh stage: the contemporary noh play ‘The Hawk Princess’, based on William Butler Yeats’ ‘At the Hawk’s Well’, and the kyogen play ‘The Songs of Oak Mountain’, based on Shichiro Fukazawa’s short story inspired by a folk legend about abandoning old people in the mountains. The latter was...