From Samuel French, Inc.:
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.
"Delicate and dynamic, sensitive and savage, packed with color, suspense and seamy wit. A triumph of
stagecraft." N.Y. Mirror.
"Rashomon is pure art of the theatre. Out of a legend, it conjures a mood. No one need despair of a
commercial theatre that can deal in elusive materials with so much delicacy, expertness and charm."