Booker triumph ushers in new era for South Korean writers

May 17, 2016

Booker triumph ushers in new era for South Korean writers

South Korean writer Han Kang’s Booker Prize marks a major victory for a decade-long effort to drag one of Asia’s oldest but, until recently, least-known literary traditions into the global market. Literary merits aside, the success of Han’s novel “The Vegetarian” was aided by ...

May 16, 2016

Hollywood star Russell Crowe trashes method acting

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe ripped the basis of “method acting” as he gave some forthright advice to aspiring actors Sunday at the Cannes film festival. “It is not complicated. Work it out yourselves,” said the “Gladiator” star. He had earlier ridiculed the Stanislavsky method, ...

Renowned Japanese stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

May 12, 2016

Renowned Japanese stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

Stage director Yukio Ninagawa, renowned worldwide for his interpretations of plays by William Shakespeare and Greek tragedies, died Thursday of multiple organ failure caused by pneumonia, theater sources said. He was 80. Following his debut as a theater director in 1969, the native of ...