Getting to Noh: From Page to Stage


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An Introduction to the Japanese Art of Noh and the Birth of a New Noh...

‘Noh’ is classical Japanese masked theatre which combines elements of dance, drama, music and poetic text into a highly aesthetic form of art. In contrast to its minimalist stage, noh uses elaborate costumes and exquisite wooden masks. This evening illustrated talk introduces the form and presents a reading of the new noh, 'Between the Stones’ to show how one noh begins it journey ‘from page to stage’.

David Hughes will introduce the evening and some of the musical qualities of noh. Jannette Cheong, author of Between the Stones, a new two-act English language noh drama, will share her experiences, discuss how she has worked with Japanese noh artists (including the Oshima Family Noh Theatre and noh mask maker, Hideta Kitazawa), and introduces the new project. Finally, Jannette, David, Henrietta Heald and Paul Laikin will give a reading of Between the Stones which explores how the burden of grief turns into an understanding and celebration of life and death, friendship, beauty and love. 

A follow up event will be taking place on Tuesday 5 February with the creative team behind the drama Jannette Cheong, Richard Emmert, Teruhisa Oshima and Kinue Oshima. Tickets will be on sale in  early December.


Name: Getting to Noh: From Page to Stage
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £10.00
Member: £10.00
Senior 60+: £8.00
Student: £7.00
Registered Unemployed: £7.00
Under 18: £7.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546