Brecht's 'Fatzer' underground in Kyoto

Nov 13, 2013

Brecht's 'Fatzer' underground in Kyoto

by Andrew Eglinton and Mika Eglinton

The term “metatheater” refers to devices in a play that break the so-called “fourth wall” — the illusion of theatrical reality — in order to involve the audience as critical participants in the production. Metatheatricality is a hallmark of early 20th-century Modernist drama, and ...

'Coriolanus' comes home — to Kyoto

Jan 23, 2013

'Coriolanus' comes home — to Kyoto

by Nobuko Tanaka

It’s a fair bet that many people at the Globe Theatre in London last May expected the Kyoto-based Chiten (Point) Company to present a stereotypically Japanese, samurai-style “Coriolanus,” complete with taiko drums and period armor. Instead, however, Japan’s contribution to the theater’s Globe to ...