Noh and Medea

Resources for Ms. Losen's students to support the Medea mask project. Some require logging in to JSTOR, AP Source, or other databases. 
Noh Medea
Nicole Tommasini and Rebecca Free in Noh: Medea. Circa 1992. Directed by Michael Curry.

Noh Drama
Drama: East Asian Dance and Theatre - article from Encyclopedia of Religion
Humor and Religion in East Asian Contextsarticle from Encyclopedia of Religion
Music and Religion in Japanarticle from Encyclopedia of Religion 
Shizentai: The Natural Body - article from the Buddhist Society exploring concept of transience

Noh Theater (Digital Archives of Japan) - includes examples of costumes
Noh plays in English - text from UVA and Ohtsuki Noh Theatre
Theatre Nohgaku - brief descriptions

Masks of Noh (Japanese Art Council)
Modern Masks by Artist Ichyu Terai (Kyoto)
Japanese Noh Masks - brief article (Pitt Rivers Museum, UK)

Noh Costume (The Met)
"No Business Like Noh Business" (American Theatre) - incl. brief reference to costumes

KQED Spark video excerpt (13 min 13 sec) from Theatre of Yugen related to Noh techniques

"Noh Go" - Newsweek article about women in modern Noh theater (in WHiC database)

Sampling of scholarly articles

Relatively brief

More extensive
Greek Theater
Ancient Greek Theater - introductory site by Dr. Wally Englert, Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classics and Humanities, Reed College

Medea - article from Drama for Students
Medea - article from Literature and Its Times
Medea's Vow - a poem by W.D. Snodgrass

Photos from a 2010 production of Medea: A Noh Cycle written by Carol Sorgenfrei

Facial Expressions and Emotion
Possible subtopics: gender differences in scanning faces, decoding facial expressions and autism, etc.
Computer Maps 21 Emotional Expressions - Even "Happily Disgusted" (Ohio State, 2014) - for more, read an abstract of the related study. Could you tell? Try this quiz from The Guardian newspaper.
Glasses that Read Emotions - one example from the field of affective computing

Related eBooks and Scholarly Journals

eBooks (EBSCO)
Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan - expand Table of Contents to link to Chapter 9: Performing Arts


More potential topics: iemoto tradition used to pass on living arts like Noh; Kan'ami and Zeami Motokiyo; Ashikaga Yoshimitsu; Kyogen farce, etc.