Rashomon: A Drama in Two Acts

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

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.

 

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