( Drama Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin Characters: 6 male...)
Drama Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin Characters: 6 male, 3 female Exterior Set The famous stories of Akutagawa were adapted for Broadway for Claire Bloom, Rod Steiger, Akim Tamiroff and Oscar Homolka. The wife of a Samurai officer is assaulted and her husband killed by a roving bandit. Contradictory versions of what happened are reenacted at the trial by the bandit, the wife and the dead husband who speaks through a sorceress. Each version is true in its fashion. "Delicate and dynamic, sensitive and savage, packed with color, suspense and seamy wit. A triumph of stagecraft." N.Y. Mirror. "Rashomon is pure art of the theatre. Out of a legend, it conjures a mood. No one need despair of a commercial theatre that can deal in elusive materials with so much delicacy, expertness and charm." N.Y. Times.
Student, Art Students League, New York City. Student, New York School Design.
Commercial and scenic artist, musician, entertainer, until 1937.
Member Writers Guild (board directors 1943-1944, treasurer 1944-1945), Dramatists Guild, Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (documentary committee), American Film Institute, American College Theatre Festival (playwriting awards program founder), International Sculpture Center.
Married Fay Mitchell. 1 child, Josh.