An adaptation of Akuragawa’s classic story, originally filmed by Akira Kurasawa. The production incorporated as many styles of Japanese theatre as possible, including Kabuki, Bunraku puppetry and Noh. (Fall 2007)
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Production postcard

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The Traveller watches the rain.

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The Woodcutter starts his tale by finding a hat.

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The Priest starts his tale by begging for alms.

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The Bandit gives his testimony

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The Bandit and Samurai fight to the death.

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The Woman gives her testimony.

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The Woman defies the Bandit.

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The Woman begs the Samurai to understand.

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The Woman kills the Samurai.

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The Samurai gives his testimony through a Medium.

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The Bandit releases the Samurai.

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The Medium illustrates the Samurai’s suicide.