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 ...

Language no barrier to 'The River'

Stage Feb 18, 2015

Language no barrier to 'The River'

by Natsume Date

Playwright and director Go Aoki is one of today's many leading dramatists who emerged through the shōgekijō (small-scale youth theater) movement of the 1980s-2000s Though he founded his theater troupe Gring in 1997, and with it specialized in detailed and realistic conversational plays, he also ...