The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson

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What caused social unrest in The Master Puppeteer?

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In the eighteenth-century Japanese society in which the play is situated, a rigid hierarchy kept working people indebted to upper-class people. One key mechanism for maintaining inequality was the high cost of food, including the basic staple rice. Closely related was the excessive tax burden...

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