Read Rachel McAlpine’s play The Dazzling Night

1 November 2009

The KMS is thrilled to be able to showcase in our Resource section an unusual play about Katherine Mansfield, by Rachel McAlpine, called The Dazzling Night. Rachel is a novelist, poet, playwright, and author of about 30 books. From 1993-1995 she was Guest Professor at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto, Japan. There she learned to love the ritualistic, meditative, alien beauty of Noh theatre, and also met many Katherine Mansfield devotees. Writing The Dazzling Night, a Noh play about Katherine Mansfield, was the inevitable result. The play has had one successful production in Auckland. For information about other aspects of Rachel's life, see