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 ...

Life's the star in new 'Constellations'

Stage Nov 26, 2014

Life's the star in new 'Constellations'

by Mika Eglinton and Andrew Eglinton

As the third play in its series titled Drama for Two — The Power of Dialogue, the New National Theatre, Tokyo, is set to stage acclaimed English playwright Nick Payne's two-hander quantum love story "Constellations" for a three-week run from Dec. 3. On a recent ...