Tokyo Stage: O'Neill in Japanese

This summer's prize for odd and ag onizing theatrical experiments goes to Broadway Director Harold Clurman (Bus Stop, Shot in the Dark). For six days every week since July 15, he has been directing a Japanese version of Eu gene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh.

The genesis of this cultural obstacle course was a 1965 State Department project, in which Clurman took five U.S. actors to Tokyo and there staged Long Day's Journey into Night for the edification of Japanese actors and di rectors. Later, Tokyo's prestigious Kumo (Cloud) theater company mount ed a Japanese version of the play, which was...

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