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* [http://www.hideouttheatre.com/zen-and-the-art-of-improvising-kurosawa Hideout blog post about the show] by [[Kareem Badr]].
 
* [http://www.hideouttheatre.com/zen-and-the-art-of-improvising-kurosawa Hideout blog post about the show] by [[Kareem Badr]].
 
* [http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/arts/2014-03-28/kenjutsu-the-art-of-the-sword/ Interview with the directors] by [[Wayne Allen Brenner]] for ''The Austin Chronicle''.
 
* [http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/arts/2014-03-28/kenjutsu-the-art-of-the-sword/ Interview with the directors] by [[Wayne Allen Brenner]] for ''The Austin Chronicle''.
* [http://www.earwolf.com/episode/improvised-samurai-stories Show discussion on Andrew Ti's ''You Is This Racist'' podcast.] (Conclusion: yes, it's racist.)
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* [http://www.earwolf.com/episode/improvised-samurai-stories Show discussion on Andrew Ti's ''YO, IS THIS RACIST?'' podcast.] (Conclusion: yes, it's racist.)
 
   
 
   
 
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Kenjutsu

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Theater The Hideout Theatre
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Run Mar/Apr 2014

Kenjutsu (full title: Kenjutsu: The Art of the Sword) was a mainstage show at The Hideout Theatre that was inspired by Japanese samurai films.

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The show depicted epic tales of corruption, power, and betrayal set in feudal Japan, inspired by Japanese samurai films such as Seven Samurai, Harakiri, and 13 Assassins.

The cast trained with, and used on stage, actual bokken (wooden samurai swords). Combat was performed in slow motion. (Somehow, every character Marc Majcher played survived every duel.)

Generally, the cast eschewed non-stop action, focusing instead on patience and developing tension.

Prior to the title being finalized, the show was referred to familiarly as Kurosawa in honor of director Akira Kurosawa.

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