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CHIKAMATSU MONZAEMON
(1653-1725)

from The Love Suicides at Sonezaki

  Chikamatsu Monzaemon, born Sugimori Nobumori, the second son of a minor samurai family, is recognized as the first modern Japanese dramatist. Often called “the Japanese Shakespeare,” he is widely considered the most important playwright of the Tokugawa age. As … Continue reading

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(1653-1725)

from The Love Suicides at Sonezaki

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