Season 1, Episode 6 The Tale of Genji
First Aired: November 7, 2010
"The Tale of Genji," a look at court life in medieval Japan by 11th-century noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu, is discussed with novelist Jane Smiley and playwright Chiori Miyagawa.
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- Premiered: October 1, 2010
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Writers and literary scholars discuss timeless tales from various eras and cultures. Also: Performers provide modern interpretations of the stories. (more)