Japan's love affair with Chekhov

Aug 29, 2013

Japan's love affair with Chekhov

by Nobuko Tanaka

“I have rarely seen a great production of any Chekhov play in Japan. Sometimes, I’ve even wanted to ask how they managed to make them so tedious.” Mansai Nomura, one of the country’s leading kyōgen (traditional comedy) actors, may say this with a wry ...