W. B. Yeats: Metaphysician as Dramatist

W. B. Yeats: Metaphysician as Dramatist

Heather C. Martin


normally excited by the impact of Yeats’s mystical experiences on his drama, yet contains dialogue of the effect of the nô: Yeats’s dance performs ‘are strikingly related . . . to the japanese Noh’, Martin believes, yet this can be ‘almost thoroughly coincidental’; Yeats ‘embraced the japanese performs . . . simply because they supplied him with a longtime culture for his personal dramatic experiments’, yet they prompted the improvement of his drama ‘far under is usually supposed’.

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