Kwaidan by Ping Chong

Kwaidan by Ping Chong,1998
“Kwaidan is a haunting stage interpretation of three Japanese ghost stories adapted in 1904 by Lafcadio Hearn…The stories were effectively told through a series of split screens, and the constantly shifting scale and perspective added to the mystery. The scene depicted here is one window of three…from the story of Jikiniki. The character in the foreground is the priest Muso Kokushi and the shadow figure is that of the eldest son of those in which the priest is a guest.”

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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