Dramatic / Rapier & Dagger (R&D) / Unarmed (UA) / Broadsword (BS) / Male/ Female / Knife (Kn) / February 14, 2018

Samuel French

Fay and Michael Kanin

Tajomaru and Wife

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