Kanze Kojiro Nobumitsu
Nobumitsu was the seventh son of On'ami, third head of the Kanze school. Along with his son Kanze Yajirô Nagatoshi and contemporary Konparu Zenpô, Nobumitsu is considered a pioneer in fûryû Noh ("in-style Noh") or geki-Noh ("dramatic Noh"), featuring more complex plots and a greater emphasis on action and drama between characters rather than internal psychological struggles. Unlike Zenpô and Nagatoshi, however, Nobumitsu's plays - especially Ataka and Funabenkei - have retained considerable popularity in the repertoire down through the centuries. Fifteen of Nobumitsu's works remain in the active repertoire today; of those, nine are so-called geki Noh.
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