A play by William Cooper based on Arthur Waley 's translation of ' The Tale of Genji'
Adapted for radio by William Cooper and Mary Hope Allen
Cost in order of speaking:
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Production by Mary Hope Allen
(The recorded broadcast of March 6)
Prince Genji is based on Arthur Waley 's translation of a six-volume novel written by a Lady Murasaki who lived at the court of the Emperor of Japan about A.D. 1000. Little is known of her, but her comments on life, manners, and affairs of the heart are brilliant and touching; she has been described as a Japanese Jane Austen. The hero of her novel was a fabulous gentleman called Prince Genji, who turned the heads of all the ladies in the Imperial Court. The play deals with the period of Genii's unpopularity and exile.
The Minister of the Left:
Prince Genji his son-in-law:
Shonagon, a nurse:
Ukon, a watchman:
Yoshikiyo a young nobleman:
Ki No Kami:
The ex-Governor of Harima:
Lady of Akashi their daughter:
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