Quotes from the Major Treatises of Zeami

An actor who understands how to make his performance attractive to his audience brings good fortune to the no. Then too, a spectator who understands the heart of the actor as he watches a performance is a gifted spectator. The following might be said concerning making judgments: forget the specifics of a performance and examine the whole. Then forget the performance and examine the actor. Then forget the actor and examine his inner spirit. Then, forget that spirit, and you will grasp the nature of the no.