List of Noh Plays (N–Z)

This is a complete list of extant pre-modern Noh plays, their supposed authors, and categorisations. A short English translation of the title is given where one exists. A list of those plays which have a separate article on Wikipedia can be found here.

Some plays are given different names by different schools. The words bangai kyoku signify that a play is no longer part of current repertoire.

Name Kanji Cat Author
Nakamitsu
仲光
満仲
4 Zeami
Naniwa 難波 1 Zeami
Nara mōde
奈良詣
大仏供養
4 unknown
Nezame 寝覚 1 unknown
Nishikido 錦戸 4 unknown
Nishikigi
錦木 4 Zeami
Niwatori Tatsuta 鶏竜田 5 unknown
Nomori
野守 5 Zeami
Nonomiya
野宮 3 Komparu Zenchiku?
Nue
5 Zeami
Obasute
姨捨 3 Zeami
Ochiba (no miya)
落葉(宮) 3 unknown
Ōeyama
大江山 5 unknown
Ohara gokō
大原御幸
小原御幸
3 unknown
Oimatsu
老松 1 Zeami
Okina
0 unknown
Ominameshi
女郎花 4 unknown
Ōmu Komachi
鸚鵡小町 3 unknown
Orochi 大蛇 5 Kanze Nobumitsu
Oshio 小塩 3 Komparu Zenchiku
Ōyashiro 大社 ? Kanze Nagatoshi
Raiden 来殿 5 Maeda Nariyasu, rev.
Hōshō Gorō Tomoyuki
Raiden 雷電 5 unknown
Rashōmon 羅生門 5 Kanze Nobumitsu
Rinzō 輪蔵 1 Kanze Nobutoshi
Rōtaiko
籠太鼓 4 unknown
Rō Giō
籠祇王 3 Kanze Motomasa?
Ryōko 龍虎 5 Kanze Nobumitsu
Sagi
3 unknown
Saigyōzakura
西行桜 3 Zeami
Sakahoko 逆鉾 1 Miyamasu?
Sakuragawa
桜川 4 Zeami
Sakurai (no eki) 桜井(駅) 4 Nezu Morizane
Sanemori 実盛 2 Zeami
Sanshō
三笑 4 unknown
Sasaki 佐々木 ? Heike (book 9)
Saoyama 佐保山 1 Komparu Zenchiku?
Seiganji 誓願寺 3 unknown
Seiōbo
西王母 1 Komparu Zenchiku?
Sekidera Komachi
関寺小町 3 Zeami?
Sekihara Yoichi 関寺与市 4 unknown
Semimaru 蝉丸 4 Zeami?
Senju 千手
千寿
3 Komparu Zenchiku
Sesshōseki
殺生石 5 unknown
Settai
摂待 4 Miyamasu
Shakkyō 石橋 5 unknown
Shari 舎利 5 unknown
Shichiki ochi
七騎落 4 unknown
Shiga 志賀 1 unknown
Shigehira
重衡 2
Shigemori 重盛 4 bangai kyoku
Shikiji monogurui 敷地物狂 4 bangai kyoku
Shikimi tengu
樒天狗 ? unknown
Shirahige 白髭
白鬚
1 unknown
Shironushi 代主 1 Komparu Zenchiku?
Shōjō
猩々 5 unknown
Shōki 鍾馗 5 Komparu Zenchiku
(Ō) Shōkun
(王)昭君 5 unknown
Shōzon 正尊 4 Kanze Nobutoshi
Shunkan
俊寛
鬼界島
4 Komparu Zenchiku?
Shunnei 春栄
しゅんねい
4 Zeami
Shunzei Tadanori 俊成忠度 2 Naitō Zaemon
Sonoda 園田 ? ???
Sōshi arai (Komachi)
草紙洗(小町) 3 unknown
Sotoba Komachi
卒都婆小町 4 Kan'ami
Suma Genji
須磨源氏 5 Zeami
Sumidagawa
隅田川
角田川
4 Kanze Motomasa
Sumiyoshi mōde
住吉詣 3 unknown
Sumizomezakura 墨染桜 3 unknown
Name Kanji Cat Author
Tadanobu 忠信 4 unknown
Tadanori 忠度 2 Zeami
Taema 当麻 5 Zeami
Taihei shōjō
大瓶猩々 5 unknown
Taisanpukun
泰山府君 4 unknown
Taisei Taishi 太施太子
泰世太子
? Nobumitsu
Taiten 大典 1 ???
Takasago/Aioi
高砂
相老
1 Zeami
Take no yuki
竹雪 4 unknown
Tamakazura
玉葛
玉鬘
4 Komparu Zenchiku
Tamanoi
玉井 1 Kanze Nobumitsu
Tamura 田村 2 unknown
Tango monogurui
丹後物狂 4 Iami, rev. Zeami
Tanikō
谷行 5 unknown
Tankai 湛海 4 unknown
Tatsuta 龍田
竜田
3 Komparu Zenchiku
Teika 定家 3 Komparu Zenchiku
Tenko
天鼓 4 unknown
Tōboku
東北 3 unknown
Tōbōsaku 東方朔 1 Komparu Zenpō
Tōei 藤永
藤栄
4 unknown
Tōgan koji 東岸居士 4 Zeami?
Tokusa
木賊 4 Zeami?
Tomoakira 知章 2 unknown
Tomoe 2 unknown
Tomonaga 朝長 2 Kanze Motomasa?
Torioi(bune)
鳥追(舟) 4 unknown
Tōru

塩釜
5 Zeami
Tōsen
唐船 4 unknown
Tsuchigomo
土蜘蛛 5 unknown
Tsuchiguruma
土車 5 Zeami
Tsunemasa 経政
経正
2 unknown
Tsurugoaka 鶴岡 ? bangai kyoku
Tsurukame
鶴亀
月宮殿
1 unknown
U no matsuri
鵜祭 1 unknown
Uchito mōde
内外詣 1 Kongō Nagayori
Ugetsu
雨月 4 Komparu Zenchiku
Ukai
鵜飼 5 Enamizaemon Gorō
rev. Zeami
Ukifune
浮舟 4 Yokō Motohisa
rev. Zeami
Ukon 右近 1 Zeami, rev.
Kanze Nobumitsu?
Ume 3 Kanze Motoakira
Umegae
梅枝 4 unknown
Uneme 釆女 3 Zeami?
Unoha
鵜羽 ? bangai kyoku
Unrin'in
雲林院 3 unknown
Urashima 浦島 1 Kanze Miyamasu
Urokogata 鱗形 1 unknown
Utaura
歌占 4 Kanze Motomasa
Utō
善知鳥 4 Zeami Motokiyo
Utsusemi
空蝉 ? bangai kyoku
Yamanba
山姥 5 Zeami
Yashima
八島
屋島
義経
2 Zeami?
Yōkihi
楊貴妃 3 Komparu Zenchiku
Yorimasa 頼政 2 Yorimasa
Yōrō
養老 1 Zeami
Yoroboshi
弱法師 4 Kanze Motomasa
Yoshino Shizuka
吉野静 3 Kan'ami
Yoshino Tennin 吉野天人 3 Kanze Nobumitsu
Youchi Soga
夜討曽我 4 Miyamasu
Yūgao
夕顔 3 unknown
Yugyō yanagi
遊行柳 3 Kanze Nobumitsu
Yuki
3 unknown
Yumi Yawata 弓八幡 1 Zeami
Yuya 熊野
湯谷
3 unknown; Komparu Zenchiku?
Zegai 善界,是界
是我意
5 Takeda Sadamori
Zenji Soga
禅師曽我
禅師曾我
4 unknown

Famous quotes containing the words plays and/or list:

    The key word in my plays is “perhaps.”
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    Thirty—the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)