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.
KeywordsBetrayal, Death, Feminism, Love, Marriage, Memory, Politics, Religion, War, Women's Interest
- Mild Adult Themes
- Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)