2019 Getting to Noh - The British Library (Phase 2) Public Presentation

5 February 2019

We were delighted to be invited to present the public Phase 2 event on 5 February 2019 at the British Library.

While working with the British Library the Creative Team took the opportunity earlier in the day to study and discuss some of the Library’s relatively new acquisitions of noh-related material with British Library staff Yasuyo Ohtsuka and Hamish Todd, Head of East Asian Collections.

The Phase 2 event sold out early and we were delighted that it was very well received by the people who attended. We thank them for their very kind feedback and support!

Dear Jannette,

I just wanted to send you a note to thank you, Rick and the Oshimas for a wonderful event last night and to wish you ‘good luck’ for tonight!
— Hamish Todd, Head of East Asian Collections, The British Library
Thank you so much for inviting me to the moving Between the Stones Phase 2 event at the British Library. It was a great pleasure to be present at the first public performance of the play and to witness how beautifully it has developed since I heard the first reading some eighteen months ago. It was also a great privilege to be taught a few of the fundamentals of Noh by two members of a great Noh dynasty. The combination of your introduction to Noh, the demonstrations by the Oshimas translated so aptly by Rick, your reading of your play, and then finally the dance in the magnificent Noh kimono did much to enrich my understanding and enjoyment of Noh. Good luck with Phase 3. Phase 2 already stands as a memorable achievement in its own right.
— Lesley Hayman

Photographs by Jannette Cheong. Library resources courtesy of the British Library.