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Re: Shakespeare in Japan
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0723.  Saturday, 5 October 1996.

(1)     From:   John Cox <
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        Date:   Thursday, 03 Oct 1996 10:20:21 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Shakespeare in Japan

(2)     From:   Andrew Walker White <
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        Date:   Thursday, 3 Oct 1996 13:26:34 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0715 Q: Shakespeare in Japan


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From:           John Cox <
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Date:           Thursday, 03 Oct 1996 10:20:21 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Shakespeare in Japan

At the time of the World Shakespeare Congress in Tokyo (1991), the president of
the Shakespeare Society of Japan was Yasunari Takahashi, University of Tokyo.
He would know who is president now.  The address of the Panasonic Globe Theater
is: 1-2, 3-chome, Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, 169 Tokyo.

John Cox
Hope College

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Date:           Thursday, 3 Oct 1996 13:26:34 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 7.0715 Q: Shakespeare in Japan
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0715 Q: Shakespeare in Japan

Brian, to complement your interest in Shakespeare in Japan, there is a Kabuki
master, Shozo Sato, who will be working here at the University of Illinois on a
Kabuki adaptation of Othello, called "Iago's Revenge." Master Shozo Sato is
well known here for his extensive work with adaptations of Shakespeare to the
Kabuki tradition, which in so many ways parallels the development of the
Elizabethan theater scene.

His work has influenced a lot of the Chicago Theater Scene, most notably Wisdom
Bridge Theater (who studied here in Urbana-Champaign with Sato) and now the
Defiant Theater, a new avant-garde group that uses Kabuki technique as a part
of their performance methods, integrating it with a number of other western
elements for some fascinating viewing.

Andy White
Urbana, Illinois
 

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