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“The basic narrative of this play is revolves around a kind of sentiment that Western audiences are probably not very familiar with. Of course, in Shakespeare’s play, both Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, but that was more the result of a misunderstanding. In contrast, you might say that the Sonezaki tale is an exposition of the Japanese, or Buddhist, spirit of eros — the two lovers consummate their affair by commiting a double suicide because they believe that their souls will thereby be ushered into a paradise in the afterlife.”
- Contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto on the bunraku, a traditional Japanese puppet theatre, that he has directed. Tickets are on sale now for the Paris dates at Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (October 10—19).

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