Trance and Transformation of The Actor in Japanese Noh and Balinese Masked Dance
Trance and Transformation of The Actor in Japanese Noh and Balinese Masked Dane-Drama by Margaret Coldiron is a rare and special work divided into 8 chapters: Orientation; The Mask-Art Object, Pedagogical Tool or Transformed Mechanism; Masks and Balinese Culture; Japanese Mask tradition and Noh Drama; Balinese Masks in Practice; Noh Masks in Performance; The Consciousness of the Masked Actor; and The Mask and Transformation. This work is written by a specialist in actor training and performance ethnography and makes a unique contribution to our understanding of masked performance and the significance of the codified traditions of Japan and Bali. Published by The Edwin Mellen Press; Lewiston, Queenston & Lampeter, 2004, pp.350. Hardback Only. 50 colour illustrations.