Something I have been curious about while reading Chikamatsu this semester is how the play translates to the stage and how puppets can portray such a complex story. And I wonder if anyone else has these questions. I also wonder what the puppets add or take away from the story. I feel like seeing puppets be so dramatic is quite amusing and wonder if thats why they’re used. Do they make such a dramatic and sometimes depressing story more amusing by using puppets? Or does it reflect the ideals of the stage and who is allowed to perform and in what ways?