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Rashomon - Full Length Play, Drama

Rashomon

Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573614651

Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin
Based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
"Delicate and dynamic, sensitive and savage, packed with color, suspense and seamy wit. A triumph of stagecraft." - New York Mirror
"Rashomon is pure art of the theatre." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period

90 minutes

Settings Of Play - Kyoto, Japan, about a thousand years ago - at an edge of the Rashoman Gate, at a police court and in a nearby forest. This is an imaginative play. It can be adapted to a stage of any size or form. The objective of the physical production must be to help create a magical mood - to cast a spell.

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Special Effects

Scene work, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Exterior Set

Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

Nominee! 3 Tony Awards, 1959
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." - New York 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." - The New York Times

Rashomon was first presented on Broadway by David Susskind and Hardy Smith at the Music Box Theater in New York City on January 27, 1959. It was directed by Peter Glenville.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 3f

PRIEST
WOODCUTTER
WIGMAKER
DEPUTY
BANDIT
HUSBAND
WIFE
MOTHER
MEDIUM
Author(s)

Fay Kanin

Fay Kanin (1917-2013) was an American writer for film, television, and the stage and was the first female President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to serve a full term. Her writinghas been awarded 3 Emmy awards (Tell Me Where it Hurts, Best Writing in Drama,1974; Writer of the Year, 1974; Friendly Fire, Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special, 1978); and nominated for an Academy Award ... view full profile

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Patrick Jansen 1/4/2015 8:32 PM
I ordered the Stage Manager Edition for ACTF Design Storm by a really helpful chat recommendation from a Customer Service Agent. It came in on time, great shape, and exactly as described.

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