Shuntaro Fujita brings "Tempo 12-nen no Shakespeare" to Tokyo, modernising a story that encompases elements from each of the Bard's 37 plays.
Nobuko Tanaka is a stage writer who has regularly contributed contemporary theater and dance articles to The Japan Times since 2001. She also writes for several Japanese and overseas magazines and web sites. As a promoter, she takes Japanese artists to foreign theater festivals.
For Nobuko Tanaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Playwright Simon Stephens turns to ideas of terror for his British-Japanese transformative theatrical trip.
While song and dance kept audiences flocking to theaters in Japan in 2019, the non-musical side was kept afloat by established dramatists rather than new faces
The latest play by Shuntaro Matsubara, "Memorial," sees the playwright team up with a new director for the first time, after a string of successes working with Motoi Miura
Theater director Kunio Sugihara unveils his latest work, an adaptation of John Barton's 10-hour epic, "The Greeks"
Playwright Kazumi Kobayashi, better known as Keralino Sandorovich, unveils his latest play, in which a fictional discovery of a lost Franz Kafka novel is made
Hideki Noda's new play updates the story of 'Romeo and Juliet' and sets it to a soundtrack of songs from Queen's classic 1975 album, 'A Night at the Opera'
Festival/Tokyo and Tokyo Festival offer a full package of domestic and overseas performances in the capital during October and November
Director David Saint brings West Side Story to IHI Stage Around Tokyo, with his ambitious and multi-stage production being run first with a Broadway cast and later with a Japanese cast
Actor Hayato Kakizawa explains how he went from performing in 'Mary Poppins' to being picked to play Sherlock Holmes in Koki Mitani's new production