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CPLT 324 ZEAMI MOTOKIYO QUESTIONS
Assigned: Atsumori (2350-55).
1. What role does the chorus play? How, for example, do the chorus take the place of "action"?
2. Explain, in Buddhist terms, the nature of Atsumori's obsession -- what is his error?
3. How would you describe the plot, the "action," of this play? If it represents something, what does it represent?
Edition: Lawall, Sarah, ed. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 2nd edition. Volumes 1ABC. New York: Norton, 2002. ISBN A = 0-393-97755-2, B = 0-393-97756-0, C = 0-393-97757-9.