Beckett, Yeats, and noh:...but the clouds... as theatre of evocation

Minako Okamuro*

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In ...but the clouds..., the ritualistic movements of M1 culminate in his conjuring of a woman who quotes from "The Tower," the poem in which W. B. Yeats, who was profoundly influenced by Japanese noh theatre, evokes a number of ghosts. In this study, I demonstrate that Beckett was influenced in his writing of ...but the clouds... both by the highly stylised mugen noh - the noh of dreams and phantoms - and Yeats's experience of noh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-177
Number of pages13
JournalSamuel Beckett Today - Aujourd'hui
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory


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