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Noda Hideki

(1955– ) Japanese playwright, director, and actor. In 1976 he established his own theatre company, Yume no Yuminsha (Dream Idlers), while still an undergraduate at Tokyo ...

twentieth- and twenty-first-century Shakespearian production

twentieth- and twenty-first-century Shakespearian production   Reference library

Dennis Kennedy, rev. Erin Sullivan

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...globalized or postcolonial circumstances. In Tokyo the remarkable direction of Yukio Ninagawa combined Japanese traditional ideas with Western styles ( Macbeth and The Tempest in the 1980s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet in the 1990s, all touring to the UK), and Hideki Noda transposed the plays into modern Japanese environments (his 1990 Much Ado About Nothing , for example, was set in the world of sumo wrestling). After the disruptions of the Cultural Revolution even China staged Shakespeare festivals in the period. If all the world had not...