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Mika Eglinton

Mika Eglinton is a performing arts researcher, critic and journalist. She is professor of English theater and cultural studies at Kobe University of Foreign Studies. She is also actively involved in the creation of theater as a translator, dramaturg and facilitator.

For Mika Eglinton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Diving into the world of political performance at Aichi Triennale

Stage Jul 30, 2019

Diving into the world of political performance at Aichi Triennale

The political function of art is a perennial question in the field of aesthetics. In classical Athens, Plato argued that art as a form of imitation was limited in its ability to communicate knowledge about political life. In contrast, Aristotle saw this mimetic gap ...

The experiment continues on Kyoto's stages

Stage Oct 4, 2018

The experiment continues on Kyoto's stages

The #MeToo movement has been gaining momentum in Japan over the past year, though its impact on public life hasn't been anywhere near as strong as in other countries. Still, the efforts of journalists such as Shiori Ito and BuzzFeed's Keiko Kojima have helped ...

Juliet Knapp: A life of theatrical management

People | 20 QUESTIONS Feb 10, 2018

Juliet Knapp: A life of theatrical management

Name: Juliet Knapp Age: 25 Nationality: British / Japanese Occupation: Art management Likes: Yorkshire tea, David Bowie Dislikes: Cold Kyoto winters 1. You grew up in The New Forest, Hampshire in the U.K., what was that like? It's a beautiful place with wild horses and donkeys, cows and pigs and ...