Three Japanese folktales are told in story-theatre versions, designed to be performed as a trilogy.
Three Tales From Japan Script
Three Japanese folktales are told in story-theatre versions, designed to be performed as a trilogy. The tales included are The Magic Fan, The Princess of the Sea and The Little Peach Boy. The stories are as familiar to Japanese children as Cinderella is to Americans. The narrative theatre style is derived from the traditional Bunraku, Kabuki and Noh plays. The author, who has lived and studied in Japan, gives detailed suggestions for each aspect of production. Production notes are available in the script containing details on csotumes, props, music and movement. Simple, abstract set suggesting various locales. Suitable for touring. Costumes are black tights, Japanese socks, bamboo sandals and happi coats with costume pieces added for different characters. Approximate running time: 65 minutes.