On Experiencing Japanese Nō and Thinking About Greek Lyric(能の体験とギリシア抒情詩の考察)

  • 日時:2019年2月8日(金)17:00 - 19:00
  • 場所:東京大学 東洋文化研究所3階 第1会議室(入場無料 事前登録不要)
  • 報告者:Vanessa Cazzato(人文社会系研究科・外国人研究員)
  • コーディネーター:葛西康徳(人文社会系研究科・教授)
  • 使用言語:英語(一部、日本語)

Within the discipline of Classics, the comparison between Japanese Nō drama and Greek tragedy has traditionally been the chief avenue for exchange between scholars. This paper swerves from this well-trodden path by introducing a new area for comparative exchange in the genre of Greek lyric poetry. Greek lyric poetry was a form of performed poetry that flourished in the Greek world between roughly 650 and 450 BCE. Though it produced some of the most exquisite and most celebrated poetry in the Greek language, it died out when the social and cultural circumstances for its performance no longer subsisted, and what remains of it today is mostly a collection of philologically challenging fragmentary texts. One of the main interpretative challenges of this body of poetry lies in restoring to it the aspect of performance and making sense of all the ways in which this should inform our understanding of the bare texts. This paper will present some reflections on the ways in which experiencing in the flesh the Japanese form of performed lyric poetry that is Nō can stimulate new ways of thinking about Greek lyric poetry.