Picks and Pans Review: The Cruelty of Beauty

updated 08/02/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/02/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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A performance in Tokyo of the 18th-century masterpiece Terakoya (The Temple School) highlights this documentary about Japan's sumptuous and stylized Kabuki Theatre. The actors Utaemon VI and Koshiro VIII, considered "living National Treasures" in Japan, perform.


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