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Meet Murasaki Shikibu Followed by Book-Signing, and Other Things (FringeNYC)
East Village
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Meet Murasaki Shikibu Followed by Book-Signing, and Other Things (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing, Funny, Clever

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: She wrote the world's first novel and it's, like, kind of a big deal. After 1000 years, she's finally ready to talk about breaking barriers, traveling through time, and defining her own cultural legacy. Maybe.

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Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if interested in gender & racial identity preconceptions

Don't see it if tight plot construction is desired

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Clever, Profound, Resonant, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a clever, universal story about the Japanese woman who wrote the world's first novel.

Don't see it if You prefer a show with no interaction with the audience.

Critic Reviews (1)

August 13th, 2016

"The play 'Meet Murasaki Shikibu…' takes what feels like a long time to accomplish what it sets out to do, and exactly what it sets out to do is not entirely clear...The play offers some truly witty moments, mostly when referring specifically to Japanese culture...These are details that might be lost on those who aren't familiar with Japanese. But then again, perhaps that is the point. American ethnocentrism often wipes away nuanced details about other cultural perspectives."
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