Individual Volumes on Noh-Kyogen

Bethe, Monica,and Karen Brazell. Noh as Performance: An Analysis of the Kuse Scene of Yamamba. Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell University Press. 1978.

Bethe, Monica and Karen Brazell. Dance in the noh Theater. 3 vols. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1982.

Bethe, Monica and Richard Emmert. Noh Performance Guide Series. 7 vols. 1: Matsukaze (1992), 2: Fujito (1992), 3: Miidera (1993), 4: Tenko (1994), 5: Atsumori (1995), 6: Ema(1996), 7: Aoinoue (1997). Tokyo: National noh Theater. (Available through

Bethe, Monica and Nagasaki Iwao. Patterns and Poetry: noh Robes from the Lucy Truman Aldrich Collection. Providence: Rhode Island School of Design. 1992.

Brandon, James R. edited. Noh and Kyogen in the Contemporary World. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 1997.

Brandon, James R. et al. Japanese theater in the World. Exhibition Catalogue. New York: Japan Foundation and Japan Society. 1997.

Brazell, Karen, ed. Twelve Plays of the noh and Kyogen Theaters. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1988.

Brown, Steven T. Theatricalities of Power: The Cultural Politics of noh. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2001.

DePoorter, Erika. Zeami’s Talks on Sarugaku: An Annotated Translation of the Sarugaku Dangi, with and introduction on Zeami Motokiyo. Japonica Neerlandica 2. Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben. 1986.

Goff, Janet. Noh Drama and The Tale of Genji: The Art of Allusion in Fifteen Classical Plays. Princeton: Princeton University Press.1991.

Hare, Thomas Blenman Hare. Zeami’s Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami Motokiyo. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1986.

Hoff, Frank and Willi Flindt. The Life Structure of Noh. Tokyo: Concerned Theatre Japan. 1973.

Keene, Donald. No: The Classical Theatre of Japan. Tokyo: Kodansha International. 1966.

Keene, Donald, ed. Twenty Plays of the Noh Theater. New York: Columbia University Press. 1970.

Kenny, Don. The Kyogen Book. Tokyo: The Japan Times.1989.

Komparu, Kunio. The Noh Theater: Principles and Perspectives. Translated by Jane Corddry. New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill. 1983.

McKinnon, Richard. Selected Plays of Kyogen. Tokyo: Uniprint. 1968.

Morley, Carolyn. Transformation, Miracles and Mischief: The Mountain Priest Plays of Kyogen. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1993.

Nakamura Yasuo. Noh: The Classical Theater. Translated by Don Kenny. New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill. 1971.

Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai, ed. Japanese noh Drama. 3 vols. Tokyo: Nippon Gakujtsu Shinkokai. 1955-60.

O'Neill, P.G. Early Noh Drama: Its Background, Character and Development 1300-1450. London: Lund

Humphries, 1958. Reprint. Westport, Ct: Greenwood Press, 1974.

Ortolani, Benito and Samuel L. Leiter, eds. Zeami and the Noh Theatre in the World. New York: ACASTA, City University of New York. 1998.

Quinn, Shelley Fenno. Developing Zeami: A Noh Actor's Attunement in Practice. Honolulu, Hawai'i: University of Hawai'i Press, 2005 (Available from University of Hawai'i Press:

Rath, Eric C., The Ethos of Noh: Actors and Their Art. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2004.

Rimer, J. Thomas & Masakazu Yamazaki. On the Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. 1984.

Sekine Masaru. Ze-Ami and his Theories of Noh Drama. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe. 1985.

Shimazaki Chifumi. The Noh: God Noh, Battle Noh, Woman Noh. 5 vols. Tokyo: Hinoki Shoten. 1973-87.

Shimazaki Chifumi. Warrior Ghost Plays from the Noh Theater. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1993.

Shimazaki Chifumi. Restless Spirits: From Japanese Noh Plays of the Fourth Group. Ithaca. Cornell University Press. 1995.

Smethurst, Mae J. Dramatic Representations of Filial Piety: Five Noh in Translation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1998.

Smethurst, Mae J. ed. The Noh Ominameshi\A Flower Viewed from Many Directions. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2003.

Suriyawongpaisal, Sirimonporn and Jamornsuriya, Winai. The Japanese Proverb “Parent-child Relations Last but One Lifetime” in Noh Plays. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Volume 91, 10 October 2013, Pages 564–572, PSU-USM International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences. (Available through:

Teele, Rebecca, ed. Noh/Kyogen Masks and Performance. Mime Journal. Claremont, Ca.: Pomona College. 1984.

Teele, Roy and Nicholas J. and Rebecca Teele. Ono No Komachi: Poems, Stories, Noh Plays. New York and London. Garland Press. 1993.

Terasaki Etsuko. Figures of Desire: Wordplay, Spirit Possession, Fantasy, Madness, and Mourning in Japanese Noh Plays. University of Michigan. 2002.

Thornhill, Arthur H. Six Circles, One Dewdrop: The Religio-Aesthetic World of Komparu Zenchiku. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1993.

Tyler, Royall. Pining Wind: A Cycle of Noh Plays. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1978.

Tyler, Royall. Granny Mountains: A Second Cycle of Noh Plays. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1978. Tyler, Royall. Japanese No Dramas. London and New York: Penguin Books, 1992.

Tyler, Royall. Japanese No Dramas. New York: Penguin Classics. 1993.

Waley, Arthur. The Noh Plays of Japan. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1921. Reprints: Rutland, Vt: Tuttle. 1976.

London: Unwin Paperbacks, 1988. Yasuda, Kenneth. Masterpieces of the Noh Theater. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 1989.

Yokota-Murakami, Gerry. The Formation of the Canon of noh: The Literary Tradition of Divine Authority. Osaka: Osaka University Press. 1997.

General Readings Including Information/Translations on Noh

Brazell, Karen, edited. Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 1998.

Malm, William P. Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments. New Revised Edition. Tokyo: Kodansha, 2000.

Ortolani, Benito. The Japanese Theatre. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1995.