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Smethurst, Mae J. 1935-2019

Overview
Works: 18 works in 73 publications in 3 languages and 2,018 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Sources  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PA3829, 882.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mae J Smethurst
The artistry of Aeschylus and Zeami : a comparative study of Greek tragedy and nō by Mae J Smethurst( )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By means of a cross-cultural analysis of selected examples of early Japanese and early Greek drama, Mae Smethurst enhances our appreciation of each form. While using the methods of a classicist to increase our understanding of no as literary texts, she also demonstrates that the fifteenth-century treatises of Zeami--an important playwright, actor, critic, and teacher of no--offer fresh insight into Aeschylus' use of actors, language, and various elements of stage presentation. Relatively little documentation apart from the texts of the plays is available for the Greek theater of the fifth century B.C., but Smethurst uses documentation on no, and evidence from no performances today, to suggest how presentations of the Persians could have been so successful despite the play's lack of dramatic confrontation. Aeschylean theater resembles that of Zeami in creating its powerful emotional and aesthetic effect through a coherent organization of structural elements. Both playwrights used such methods as the gradual intensification of rhythmic and musical effects, an increase in the number and complexity of the actors' movements, and a progressive focusing of attention on the main actors and on costumes, masks, and props during the course of the play. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Dramatic action in Greek tragedy and Noh : reading with and beyond Aristotle by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By looking at 15th/16th realistic noh and Greek tragedies through the lens of Aristotle and of each other, this comparison reveals a previously unnoticed relationship between the structure of the tragedies and their performance, that is, the involvement of the third actor at the climactic moments of the plot in both and the actor stepping out of character in noh. This observation helps to account for Aristotle's view that tragedy be limited to three actors
Dramatic representations of filial piety : five noh in translation, with an introduction by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noh Ominameshi : a flower viewed from many directions = Ominaeshi( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girisha higeki to nō ni okeru "gekitenkai" Arisutoterēsu o tebiki ni, soshite kare o koete by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girishia higeki to nō ni okeru geki tenkai : Arisutoterēsu o tebiki ni soshite kare o koete( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistry of aeschylus and zeami by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Artistry of Aeschylus and Zeami: A Comparative Study of Greek Tragedy and No by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balance of justice: Aischylos' Oresteia by Mae J Smethurst( )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girishia higeki to nō ni okeru geki tenkai : arisutoterūsu o tebiki ni, soshite kare o koete by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Noh ominameshi : a flower viewed from many directions = ominameshi( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nijmegen, stad der Bataven by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Ominameshi : a flower viewed from many directions( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The balance of justice by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Artistry of aeschylus and zeami - a comparative study of greek tragedy and by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Girishiya higeki to nō ni okeru "gekitenkai" by Mae J Smethurst( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dramatic representations of filial piety : five noh( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dramatic action in Greek tragedy and Noh : reading with and beyond Aristotle
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Dramatic representations of filial piety : five noh in translation, with an introductionDramatic representations of filial piety : five noh
Alternative Names
Smethurst, Mae J., 1935-

Sumesāsuto, M. J. 1935-

スメサースト, M. J

スメサースト, M. J. 1935-

Languages
English (60)

Japanese (12)

Dutch (1)