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Re: Kabuki and Suzuki Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0279  Wednesday, 17 February 1999.

[1]     From:   Tanya Gough <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Feb 1999 10:29:53 -0500
        Subj:   Kabuki Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Hardy Cook <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 16 Feb 1999 11:25:16 -0500
        Subj:   Suzuki Lear


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From:           Tanya Gough <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Feb 1999 10:29:53 -0500
Subject:        Kabuki Shakespeare

> I've always imagined a Kabuki Lear would be really cool.

I've seen rock Kabuki versions of Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night -
campier than straight Kabuki, using puppets, garish sets and a great
deal of slap-stick.  It's quite entertaining, if not particularly
Bardic.  There's a company in Nagoya, Japan that does 2 or 3 such
productions a year, or rather they did before 1995.

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From:           Hardy Cook <
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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Feb 1999 11:25:16 -0500
Subject:        Suzuki Lear

Some dozen or fifteen years ago, I had the privilege of seeing the
all-male Suzuki Lear at Arena State in Washington, D.C.  Although I do
not clearly recall all of the details (Cordelia had a beard), I remember
the production as a stunning theatrical experience.
 

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