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Query on Shakespeare in Japan
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0232  Thursday, 1 February 2001

From:           Franklin J. Hildy <
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Date:           Wednesday, 31 Jan 2001 10:03:18 -0500
Subject:        Query on Shakespeare in Japan

I hope someone on the list can help me with this problem.

When I attended the World Shakespeare Congress in Japan in 1991, I went
to a Theatre Museum in Tokyo. The front of the building was laid out
like the Archer/Godfrey reconstruction of the Fortune playhouse with a
full stage and stage posts as a porch and entrance stairs into the
building on either side. The building was originally built, as I recall,
in the 1920s and originally housed a Shakespeare organization (and may
still house such an organization on the upper floors.) Does anyone know
anything about this? Just getting the correct name would help me look it
up. I have misplaced my brochure on it and of course I need the
information within the next two weeks so I can't just wait for my
brochure to resurface. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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