Film-Philosophy 17 (1):68-83 (2013)

Henry Somers-Hall
Royal Holloway University of London
The aim of this paper is to explore the metaphysical foundations of Throne of Blood , Kurosawa's reworking of Shakespeare's Macbeth . Using Hegel's theory of tragedy, I develop the distinction between Greek and modern tragedy, with their differing bases in ethical and subjective freedom. I then show that Noh drama also includes a very different metaphysical account, stemming from its theoretical roots in Buddhism. I then use these three differing accounts (Greek, modern and Noh drama) to explore the effect of Kurosawa's use Noh aesthetics in Throne of Blood on the metaphysical ground of the film itself
Keywords Noh drama  Hegel  Throne of Blood  Shakespeare  Greek Tragedy
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DOI 10.3366/film.2013.0004
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