Just when you think you heard all the possible idiotic puns on Noh, that is when a new onecomes up (usually from an American publication). I have already explored the topic in a previous post, but this time I give you.. The American Who Couldn’t Say Noh, by Charles Danziger.
I haven’t read the book – I kind of feel I have enough from the title – but will welcome reviews by anyone who already endeavoured to… I know a lot of people find these puns very amusing and trust me, I would like to find them amusing too, so that I would be more natural in my reactions when talking to such people. But I can’t help thinking they are simply very lame…
I have already posted something on unconventional/ironic ways of using Noh theatre, but I think this goes beyond what I have encountered so far. I am unsure I understand the process that led to the creation of the video below; I don’t even know whether the Noh utai amateur pizza-ossan was a victim of this or if the pizza delivery-utai that you hear is actually his own creation. If so, well… hats off.
Hey wait a second… now that I think of it.. I should be the one doing this!!