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Re: Shakespeare in Japan
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0265  Monday, 5 February 2001

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Saturday, 03 Feb 2001 22:52:28 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare in Japan

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        Date:   Mon, 5 Feb 2001 19:43:33 +0900
        Subj:   RE: SHK 12.0232 Query on Shakespeare in Japan



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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Saturday, 03 Feb 2001 22:52:28 -0500
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare in Japan

Thought this play might be of interest as well.

http://www.playbill.com/cgi-bin/plb/theatre?cmd=lonshow&code=3770

BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)
"Kanadehon Hamlet"

Theatre Information

Address
       Old Town Hall
       Lavender Hill
       SW11 5TN
       Inner London Greater London UK

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Description
Kanadehon Hamlet is a backstage comedy about the first production of
Hamlet in Japan - [Shakespeare] meets Kabuki in this sparkling, clever
play based on historical fact. The wealthy    Baron spends two years in
American, where he encounters the legendary Edwin Booth's final
performance. Back in Tokyo, he persuades the famous impresario Morita
Kanya XII to let him direct his Kabuki stars in the first performance
ever of a Western play. The actors struggle with Shakespeare's tale of
revenge, war and ghosts until they realise the parallels with Kanadehon
Chushinguru - the Tale of the 47 Ronin or masterless samurai.

[Harue Tsutsumi]'s play received the prestigious Yomiuri Literature
Prize in 1992 and has played in Maebashi, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo
and New York.(with simultaneous translation)

Main House When:
               20:00, Sun 18:00 Tickets: 

 

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