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Over the past decade, Shintaro Mori has made a name for himself in Japan’s theater world as a director with a passion for plays in translation. So, true to form, next month at the ACM Theater in Art Tower Mito he is staging a double bill comprising Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” (or “What You Will”), which was written around 1601-02, and an adaptation of “I, Malvolio,” by the contemporary English playwright, director and actor Tim Crouch.

Since he directed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the same Ibaraki Prefecture venue in 2012, Mori has been eager to return, he said in a recent interview, having observed how its thrust stage and circular auditorium modeled on London’s 16th-century Globe Theatre made it well-suited to staging the Bard’s comedies.

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