• Short Summary

    PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT, ON NOV 16, SAW SPIRIT OF WISTARIA, AN ANCIENT KABUKI DRAMA AT TOKYO'S KABUKISA THEATRE.

  • Description

    PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT, ON NOV 16, SAW SPIRIT OF WISTARIA, AN ANCIENT KABUKI DRAMA AT TOKYO'S KABUKISA THEATRE.

    THE PRINCESS WAS ESCORTED BY CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO AND HIS WIFE. THE CAST WAS ALL MALE - THERE ARE NO ACTRESSES IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE DRAMA.

    BACKSTAGE AFTER THE PLAY, BAIKO ONOE AND UTAEMON NAKAMURA, TWO OF JAPAN'S LEADING KABUKI ACTORS WHO'D PLAYED FEMALE ROLES IN THE DRAMA, WERE INTRODUCED TO THE PRINCESS. THOUGH HERSELF DRESSED ENTIRELY IN GOLD CLOTH, THE PRINCESS ADMIRED THE RICH COSTUMES WORN BY PLAYERS. FOR THEIR PART THE JAPANESE HAVE DECLARED THEMSELVES ENTRANCED BY THIS YOUNG LADY, WHOM THEY CALL THE PRINCESS WITH THE SMILE OF PEARLS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATIJS0T928JZR4MB86TU9MYBM
    Media URN:
    VLVAATIJS0T928JZR4MB86TU9MYBM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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