Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

Last Tuesday in my Experimental Playwriting class one of my students respectfully asked: Why do we have to read all these depressing plays? (Last Tuesday's assignment was reading "Mud" by Maria Irene Fornes, and a week before was the short story "In the Grove" by Akutagawa)

Maria Irene Fornes

I asked myself: Why do these plays and works of art make me deeply happy but them unhappy?
These good questions require perceptive answers!
Watch a trailer of Rashomon an adaptation film by akira kurosawa based on "In the Grove" a short story by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.

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