Book Giveaway! "Learning to Kneel," by Carrie Preston
This week our featured book is Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching, by Carrie J. Preston.
In addition to featuring the book and the author on the blog, we will also be posting about the book on twitter, and facebook.
We are also offering a FREE copy of Learning to Kneel to one winner. To enter the contest please e-mail email@example.com and include your name and address. The winner will be selected Friday, September 9th at 1:00 pm.
Martin Puchner writes, “What drew Western writers to an arcane, highly stylized form of Japanese court theater? As a scholar, Carrie J. Preston answers this question by way of the archive, unearthing a global network of dancers and writers. But she also pursues this question as a student, subjecting herself to the rigors of noh training. The result is an unusual blend of both approaches, a magisterial study in cultural history that is also a compelling story of teaching and learning.”
For more on the book, you can read the book’s opening chapter “Introduction to Noh Lessons”: