1733Re: [SCA-JML] Theatre at Pennsic XXX
- Sep 5, 2000Barbara Nostrand wrote:
>I've gotta tell you....
> Baron Edward!
> Greetings from Solveig! Clan Yamakaminari has for reasons unknown to me
> decided that they want to have a Noh stage complete with Noh plays at
> Pennsic XXX. I am currently thinking of staging Atsumori (which I think
> can count as a ghost play) followed by Yo'uchi Soga (a warrior play)
> with an intervening kyogen and with inter-act ai-kyogen. Possibly
> something like Hachiman no Mae, Boshibari, Busu, Bikusada, Kusabira,
> Kubihiki, Fukurou, or Hanatorizumo. What do you think?
I think that's an over-ambitious program. It's hard enough to teach
seasoned western actors Noh techniques, let alone a handful of amateurs.
Then try to teach them more than one play. Then try to get them to
rehearse, and to find a PLACE to rehearse together.
I really believe that if you can pull ONE play off this first time around,
perhaps with a kyogen, it's a major achievement.
Think of the costuming alone. Oy, the headaches.
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