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The Crane Wife

The Crane Wife

Book by Barbara Carlisle. Music (optional) by David Newsome. Adapted from Japanese folklore and based on a production idea by Randy Ward.

Product Code: CJ3000

  • Musical
  • Drama | Melodrama
  • Cast size: Cast:12 to 20 with varied mixture of men and women.

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Synopsis

This haunting tale employs a stylistic opportunity through simple staging and a mixture of narrative and theatrical conventions adapted from Japanese theatre. In the northern province of Echigo where snow falls for nine months, the peasant Kokuro removes an arrow from a stricken crane, who then comes in secret gratitude to live with him as a wife. When her weaving of magnificent cloth saves them from starvation, the poor peasant yields to greed and suspicion and loses his most precious gift. The peasant chorus and Samurai lord provide laughter and commentary. The crane dancers and weavers offer elegant imagery.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code CJ3000
  • Cast Size 12
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 75 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Drama | Melodrama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427583
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.