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“People compare me with Bertolt Brecht, and I am glad to hear that — but why won’t anyone call me Anton Inoue?”

According to those who knew him, this was an oft-made remark by Hisashi Inoue — Japan’s foremost contemporary dramatist and author, whose April 9 death is still a raw wound among theater lovers — in reference to Russian playwright and short-story author Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), whose influence has made a deep impact on Japanese theater.

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