Akira Kurosawa

(1910—1998) Japanese film director

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Japanese film director best known in the West for his adaptations of Macbeth (The Throne of Blood, 1957), and King Lear (Ran, 1985). There is also an adaptation of Hamlet (The Bad Sleep Well, 1963).

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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