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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
4 words

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... (Japanese, ‘talent’) A type of Japanese lyrical play, dating from the 14th century. It is characterized by music, dancing, chanting, elaborate costumes and supernatural themes, and arose as a form of propitiation to Shinto gods. See also shintoism...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,735 words

...audiences. Repertory and Play Structure Today, the repertory includes more than two hundred plays, which can be categorized according to two basic types: geki (dramatic ), which are rich in dramatic content; and furyū (dance ), in which the plot is little more than an excuse for elegant dance. plays are further distinguished as belonging to genzai (present-life ), in which the main role is that of a living human being, and mugen (dreams and phantasms ), in which the protagonist is a ghost or other...

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P. S. Atkins

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

...introduced to the Eng.-speaking world. These works included “Noh” or Accomplishment: A Study of the Classical Stage of Japan by Ernest Fenollosa and Ezra Pound ( 1916 ) and The Plays of Japan by Arthur Waley ( 1921 ). W. B. Yeats contributed an intro. to Fenollosa and Pound’s volume and wrote plays, such as At the Hawk’s Well , that were shaped by his understanding of . Other writers influenced by include Pound himself, who saw similarities between imagism and the insistence on key visual images characteristic of ; Bertolt...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... ( noh ) A traditional form of Japanese drama characterized by highly ritualized chant and gesture, and its use of masked actors. Combining music, dance, and speech in prose and verse, the play derives from religious rituals, and is performed by an all-male cast, originally for an aristocratic audience. More than 200 such plays survive from as early as the 14th century, mostly on religious and mythological subjects. English translations appeared in the early 20th century, influencing the work of Ezra Pound , W. B. Yeats , and Bertolt Brecht...

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
779 words

...and demons or strong characters—and one play from each group made up a traditional, formal programme with four *kyōgen plays performed between the . Since the Second World War, however, programmes have been shortened drastically, sometimes to a single play. The current repertory contains approximately 250 plays. texts are expressed in music and dance. A flute and two or three drums play in all performances. Drummers play two types of hand drums and one larger stick drum and issue calls ( yo, ho, yoi ), whose quality helps establish the mood of...

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Karen Brazell

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,031 words

...century, has become an international art with its players performing throughout the world and playwrights using in new compositions. For example, Benjamin Britten's Curlew River and Brecht 's Der Jasager transformed the plays Sumidagawa and Tanikō respectively into very different types of theatre. W. B. Yeats 's At the Hawk's Well , based on Oimatsu , has in turn been reworked into a more -like play by Japanese actors, and Mishima Yukio 's modern plays have been translated and performed in numerous countries. actors ( Kanze...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
199 words

... (Jap.). A form of traditional Japanese drama that emerged in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, and whose dialogues, story lines, and aesthetic qualities have been influenced by Buddhism . The form was introduced by the actor Kan'ami , but brought to its theoretical and practical maturity in the work and writings of his son, Zeami ( 1363–1443 ). Zeami brought many aspects of the Buddhism of his day to bear. From zen , he imported the sense of theatre as an ongoing practice, as the actors work from day to day and performance to performance to perfect...

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Ian Rumbold

The Oxford Companion to Music

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
101 words

... . A highly stylized form of Japanese theatre established in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, synthesizing elements of literature, theatre, dance, and music, and featuring both symbolism and economy of means. The participants comprise three categories of actor (principal, second principal, and comic relief), a small chorus (singing in unison), two assistants, and three or four instrumentalists (playing bamboo flute, hourglass drums, and barrel-drum). The actors' music includes intoned monologues and dialogues, as well as solo singing, in both metrical...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

... . Pl. noes , preferably not ✳nos . See plurals (d) . Cf. yes...

No, No, Nanette

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
762 words

...Cross Bert Roach Bobby Van Pauline Georgia O'Ramey Zasu Pitts Zasu Pitts Patsy Kelly No, No, Nanette (stage) Musical Numbers “Flappers Are We” “The Call of the Sea” “Too Many Rings Around Rosie” “I'm Waiting for You” “I Want to Be Happy” “No, No, Nanette” “The Deep Blue Sea” “My Doctor” “Fight Over Me” “Tea for Two” “You Can Dance With Any Girl at All” “Hello, Hello, Telephone Girlie” “Who's the Who? (Where Has My Hubby Gone? Blues)” “Pay Day Pauline” No, No, Nanette was also a major hit on its post-Broadway tour, staying in Chicago for over a year....

No, No, Nanette

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
229 words

..., No, Nanette ( 1925 ) , a musical comedy by Otto Harbach (book, lyrics), Frank Mandel (book), Vincent Youmans (music), Irving Caesar (lyrics). [Globe Theatre, 321 perf.] Balking at the restraints imposed upon her by her Uncle Jimmy (Charles Winninger ) and her Aunt Sue ( Eleanor Dawn ), Nanette (Louis Groody ) runs off to Atlantic City. By coincidence Jimmy, who is a Bible publisher and a naive philanderer, has arranged to meet several of his girlfriends at the same resort. Sue and Tom Trainor ( Jack Barker ), Nanette's beau, have followed in...

no place, no date

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
53 words

... place, no date ( n.p., n.d. ) Terms used in book descriptions when the place and date of publication neither appear in a work—usually because it is seditious or pirated (place) or a reprint (date)—nor have been ascertained; an alternative to the Latin sine loco , sine anno ( s.l ., s.a .). Karen...

no win, no fee

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
90 words

...no win, no fee A term generally applied to litigious matters, related to legal fees. A client who is unsuccessful in litigation will not be liable to pay the law firm’s costs, but will be liable for disbursements. When the client is successful, costs will be charged together with a success fee of up to 25%. A no win, no fee agreement must meet the requirements of a conditional costs agreement (see e.g. Legal Profession Act 2004 (Vic) s 3.4.2 for a definition). See also contingent ; costs and costs agreements...

‘no pain, no gain’

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...no pain, no gain’ A phrase which encapsulates the idea that an exerciser must work hard and feel discomfort in order to improve physical fitness. In moderation, this exhortation might be a useful motivation since, for any training benefit to occur, the effort exerted during exercise must be greater than that used during normal, daily activities ( see overload principle ). However, the concept is sometimes taken to extremes, and a person may be encouraged to exercise beyond normal limits of tolerance, producing new injuries or aggravating pre-existing ones. A...

no brainer

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

... brainer . A transaction so patently favourable that no intelligence is required to enter into...

Pa-no

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The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
38 words

...Pa-no . Flat high-pitched gong of the Muong people of Vietnam and Laos. It has a thin rim and is struck with a stick. The pa-no is played in a gong orchestra for the ceremony of the buffalo sacrifice. ...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
80 words

... record Sometimes shortened to ‘no rec’. The official IATA definition is a condition which exists whenever a passenger presents a ticket for reserved space but the boarding member has no record of ever confirming or receiving a booking for that reserved space. Even though almost all air travel is now on electronic tickets, it still happens, very infrequently, that a person arrives for check-in at an airport believing they have a booking but for whom there is no...

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A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...-load Operation of any electronic or electrical machine, apparatus, circuit, or device under rated operating conditions but in the absence of a load . ...

No Name

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
25 words

... Name A novel by Wilkie Collins , published 1862 ; it is remarkable for its sympathetic portrayal of Magdalen Vanstone, its energetic and unscrupulous...

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