Young British directors take Tokyo by storm — but why?

Stage Jun 23, 2015

Young British directors take Tokyo by storm — but why?

by Nobuko Tanaka

This year it's quite noticeable how many non-Japanese are directing plays in Tokyo — not frequent and famed visitors such as David Leveaux, Robert Lepage and Simon McBurney, but relative unknowns here making their debuts at two leading large commercial theaters that almost always ...

Super Kabuki 'spells fun'

Stage Mar 12, 2014

Super Kabuki 'spells fun'

by Natsume Date

Just like the many native English-speakers who have difficulty understanding the language and classical references in the works of William Shakespeare, so Japanese people generally feel a sense of distance from kabuki, as though it were a foreign language. However, Ennosuke Ichikawa III, who is ...