Rashomon: A Drama in Two Acts

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Samuel French, Inc., 1959 - Drama - 66 pages
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Drama

Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin

Characters: 6 male, 3 female

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The famous stories of Akutagawa were adapted for Broadway for Claire Bloom, Rod Steiger, Akim Tamiroff and Oscar Homolka. The wife of a Samurai officer is assaulted and her husband killed by a roving bandit. Contradictory versions of what happened are reenacted at the trial by the bandit, the wife and the dead husband who speaks through a sorceress. Each version is true in its fashion.

"Delicate and dynamic, sensitive and savage, packed with color, suspense and seamy wit. A triumph of stagecraft." N.Y. Mirror.

"Rashomon is pure art of the theatre. Out of a legend, it conjures a mood. No one need despair of a commercial theatre that can deal in elusive materials with so much delicacy, expertness and charm." N.Y. Times.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
7
Section 4
33
Section 5
60
Section 6
63
Section 7
69
Section 8
70
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