{Free eBook} Japanese No Masks: With 300 Illustrations of Authentic Historical Examples (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)Author Friedrich Perzynski – Bilb-weil.de

Combining elements of dance, drama, music and poetry, the performances of Japanese No theater are a highly stylized form of entertainment Accompanying the sumptuous costumes worn during performances are elaborately carved No and Kyogen wooden masks major works of art in their own right This book, based on a classic two volume German study, presents a wealth of illustrations and information relating to these magnificent theatrical devicesA new, informative introduction and extensive captions derived from the original text and newly translated, accompany the heart of the bookthanfull page plates depicting museum quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, demons, and monsters, beautiful women, feudal lords, mad characters, and supernatural beings Allillustrations from the original two volume work are includedA unique introduction to classic Japanese theater for Western theatergoers, this volume will also serve as an excellent reference for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of No drama