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Ninagawa Yukio

(b. 1935)

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Akimoto Matsuyo

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(1911–2001)

One of the leading women playwrights of post-war Japan, Akimoto was a student of the leftist playwright Miyoshi Jūrō (1902–58), and her debut work, A Sprinkling of...

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Eastern theatre, its influence on the West

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Unlike Western theatre, many of the theatrical forms of the East can claim continuous acting traditions stretching back over several centuries, during which the precise details of the...

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interculturalism

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One of the most controversial of contemporary performance practices, characterized at its best by a sharing and mutual borrowing of the manifestation of one theatre practice by another. At...

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Izumi Kyōka

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(1873–1939)

Japanese novelist and playwright. Starting in 1894, much of his early melodramatic fiction was adapted for the shimpa stage, but Kyōka (he was usually known by that...

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Nigel Hawthorne

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(b. Coventry, 5 April 1929) Actor. Educated in South Africa, where he began his professional life in 1950 before returning to Britain in 1951, he has built a reputation for stylish comedy...

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Shimizu Kunio

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(1936– )

Japanese playwright. Shimizu began as a student radical during the 1960s, working closely with the young director Ninagawa. After graduation Shimizu wrote for the small...

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