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Kanjincho - Short Play, Drama

Kanjincho

James R. Brandon

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Short Play, Drama

10m or f

ISBN: 9780573622601

A classic of Kabuki theatre, this is the tensely dramatic story of Benkei, devoted retainer of Yoshitsune, the hero. Benkei uses all means to overcome the barrier set up by Yoshitsune's treacherous brother, Japan's ruler. The barrier guard sees through the ruse; but deeply impressed, he allows the g…

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Short Play

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A classic of Kabuki theatre, this is the tensely dramatic story of Benkei, devoted retainer of Yoshitsune, the hero. Benkei uses all means to overcome the barrier set up by Yoshitsune's treacherous brother, Japan's ruler. The barrier guard sees through the ruse; but deeply impressed, he allows the group to pass. A superbly theatrical piece with contrasts between vigorous, stylized action and moments of delicate sadness.
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