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Genji Redux: New Views of the World’s First Novel Via the Dramatic Arts

The USC Shinso Center for Japanese Religions and Culture revisits the world’s first modern novel, The Tale of Genji, and interpret it through the lens of today.

March 31, 2017 3:00pm to 5:30pm
What happens when contemporary playwrights take the world’s first modern novel – The Tale of Genji written by Lady Murasaki in the 11th Century – and interpret it through the lens of today?  Join us for six short plays – current views of a classic work of literature selected by the USC Japanese Studies Library, and re-discovered by professional and student playwrights and undergraduate acting students.  Introduction by Dr. Rebecca Corbett, USC Japanese Studies Librarian and Professor Oliver Jai’Sen Mayer, USC School of Dramatic Arts and Resident Faculty Master at Parkside International Residential College.
Free and Open to the Public


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