A person on the Pound list provided the folowing interesting information.
Is anyone familiar with this essay?
Does anyone know where I might get it?
From: C&A Chapman
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Sent: 2004-Sep-30 5:56 AM
Subject: Japanese Scholarship
There is a very interesting essay by Song- Kyong Lee entitled, 'The
Eastern Spiritual World and the Dramatic Works of T.S. Eliot with
Special Reference to Murder in the Cathedral' that approaches this
subject. Lee describes the influence of the noh on Eliot's play through
his contact with Pound and by extension Yone Noguchi and Sarojini
Naiddu. According to Lee the necessary precursor to 'Murder' was Yeats'
attempt at noh, 'At the Hawk's Well,' which was performed at Lady and
Sir Bache Cunard's London home on April 2, 1916. Michio Ito danced the
role of the hawk. In the same year Pound edited and published
Fenollosa's manuscripts. (I would be interested to know more about the
fine grains of the timing here.) Pound is said to have brought Eliot to
this performance. I can't say whether Yeats was also there. I hope this