New 'Troilus and Cressida' looks like it's making history

Stage Jul 21, 2015

New 'Troilus and Cressida' looks like it's making history

by Nobuko Tanaka

Renowned as a problem play due to its tangled ambiguities and a storyline that cries out for a catharsis, "Troilus and Cressida" is among the most rarely staged of William Shakespeare's 37 plays. In Japan, other than Yukio Ninagawa's all-male 2012 production, whose spectacular and ...

Uyama's new 'Lear' acts his age

Stage Jan 7, 2015

Uyama's new 'Lear' acts his age

by Mika Eglinton

"You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both!" ("King Lear," Act 2, Scene 4) 'King Lear" is often seen as a rite of passage for actors, one of the ultimate roles to conquer and a grueling ...