This week, we trace the evolution of Noh theater over the course of the careers of its famous founders: the father-son acting duo Kan’ami and Zeami.
Varley, Paul H. “Cultural Life in Medieval Japan” in The Cambridge History of Japan, Vol 3: Medieval Japan
Fenollosa, Ernest, and Ezra Pound. The Noh Theater of Japan.
Kuritz, Paul. The Making of Theater History.
A Japan Times article on women in Noh theater.
The video below gives you some sense of what a performance looks like, and what kusemai dance in particular is. The whole channel has some good stuff too.
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