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And The Soul Shall Dance
Transcript of And The Soul Shall Dance
June 1935/September 1935/November 1935
Desert, Imperial Valley in California
Transitioning between two households of Japanese immigrant farming families Abby
Oka music that they heard growing up in Japan
they all feel some deep association with it. Emiko- Vera House Emiko It’s very dark
shows his depressed state.
It’s handmade. a lightweight cotton dress
faded and dingy
old straw hat above is an old farmer hat Poster And The Soul Shall Dance Wakako Yamauchi May 1, 2013- May 14, 2013
Mon-Thurs @ 7:30 P.M.
Fri-Sun @ 8:00 P.M. This playwright plays off of the Immigration acts passed in years:
1719- Whites only eligible to become naturalized citizens of the U.S.
1882- Chinese Exclusion Act: Barred immigration of Chinese nationals
1913- 1st Alien Land Law- Japanese could only lease land for a period no longer than 3 years.
1920- 2nd Alien Land Law- barred lease or purchase of land by individual of Japanese nationals or corporations.
1924- Barred all nonwhites, for the next 28 years.
1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act- Limited to the immigration 50 Filipinos per year,
1942- Executive Order 9066- President FDR ordered incarceration of all west coast people of Japanese heritage. Act 1 Scene 3
"Pours Herself A Drink" Vera Doherty
Jared Nicholson Scene 2; line 31: cue, Tottori Shun'yo's "Kago no Tori”
Scene2: line68: cue, Wakako Yamauchi And The Soul Shall Dance
Act 2 scene1 line51: when Kiyoko enter cue, "Song of the Three Steps”Beginning of scene 5 cue, "Sa-Do-Okesa",Beginning of scene 6: cue, "Cute Girl Standing At The Prow". In the first two cues those are songs that the play actually calls for and names these songs by names. In scene two when Kyoko enters, in my mind I see the family having their record player playing in the house and this song is playing. At the beginning of scene five the family is outside hanging up their wind chime and I see their door being opened up a little and this song playing from inside on their record player. The final scene I would imagine this song playing while Masako watches Emiko dance off to “crazy town”. Oka- Foz Emiko starts as an "alcoholic who drinks and smokes openly. She flouts all traditional standards of Japanese decorum. At the same time she is devoted to the traditional Japanese arts of dance and music." She is "on the edge of madness" at the beginning of the play. At the time of Kiyoko's arrival, it becomes catastrophe for Emiko. In the beginning of the play, Emiko is defiant and rebellious. Oka is a Japanese immigrant who started a new life in america. He works as a farmer for a living. He is married to Emiko. Their relationship is not going to well because Oka is not happy with his life. In this scene you will see the true side of oka and his marriage. Wheelwright Auditorium In Act One, Scene Three of “And the Soul Shall Dance,” Oka and Emiko are fighting about money and the embarrassment that Emiko is putting on Oka. The two are forcefully married and don’t want anything to do with each other.