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SPRING 2021 | Volume 57, Issue 2

FEATURES

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DESIGN

Millions of Shared Ideas in
One Brush Stroke
By Yoshinori Tanokura
The designs of renowned Japanese
designer, Mitsuru Ishii, derive from
international experiences that enable
him to fuse Japanese and Western
aesthetics into harmonious and complex
works.

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STAGE

Tracking a Unicorn
By Rick Boychuk
The author's tireless quest for a
frictionless counterweight rigging
system is rewarded with the discovery
of the 30-year-old system in the
Imperial Theatre in St. John, New
Brunswick, Canada.

ON THE COVER
A scene from the 2014 National Theatre of Japan
production of Farusunotaifu (不破留寿之太夫). Shamisen
master Seiji Tsurusawa conceived of and wrote the music
for the Bunraku production, which is based on the stories
of Shakespeare's Falstaff. Bunraku master puppeteer
Kanjuro Kiritake led the puppetry team, Yoichiro Kawai
adapted the script, and Mitsuru Ishii designed the scenery
and costumes. | Photo courtesy of Mitsuru Ishii. Used here
by permission of the Bunraku-za Company.

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EDUCATION

This Show Did Go On
By Kieran Hood
Leveraging the necessity of educating
students in the midst of a pandemic,
Stanford University effectively delivered
an original, technically advanced
performance created just for Zoom.

DEPARTMENTS
4 	 From the Editor
54 	Book Reviews
56	 Changeover

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