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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 ...

Noda Hideki

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M. Cody Poulton

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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188 words

... 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 University. With their colourful sets, frenetic athleticism, and speedy delivery, Noda's fragmented and irreverent productions were a hallmark of the hedonistic spirit of the Japanese bubble economy of the 1980s. His plays are typically surrealistic pastiches of elements derived from Japanese and Western popular culture, filled with gags, pratfalls, and puns. Watching one of...

Noda Hideki

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
196 words

... 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 University. With their colourful sets, frenetic athleticism, and speedy delivery, Noda's fragmented and irreverent productions were a hallmark of the hedonistic spirit of the Japanese bubble economy of the 1980s. His plays are typically *surrealistic pastiches of elements derived from Japanese and Western popular culture, filled with gags, pratfalls, and puns. Watching...

Noda Hideki

Noda Hideki  

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(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 University. With their ...
angura

angura  

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Japanese avant-garde movement, also called ‘little theatre’ (shōgekijō) movement. Angura (‘underground’) rose from a dissatisfaction with the politics and aesthetics of orthodox modern theatre ...
finance

finance  

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Theatre has always been more than a performance by people for people: someone has to pay for the activity, with cash or its equivalent in gifts of time and labour. ...
angura

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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224 words

...in tents, or on the *street . Initially marked by revolutionary roots, angura became increasingly apolitical. Some fix its demise around the mid-1970s, but many of its creators are still active, and its stylistic legacy continues in the work of younger artists like *Noda Hideki . M. Cody...

angura

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M. Cody Poulton

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
254 words

...people), in tents, or on the street . Initially marked by revolutionary roots, angura became increasingly apolitical. Some fix its demise around the mid-1970s, but many of its creators are still active, and its stylistic legacy continues in the work of younger artists like Noda Hideki . M. Cody...

finance

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,563 words

... have continued this direct dependence on the public at large through the nineteenth and into the twentieth centuries. Often they have had to go on prolonged *tours to find their audiences: for example, the * jatra theatres that still thrive in India. Comedies written by *Noda Hideki , who is also both actor and director, were exceptional when they filled Tokyo theatres for months on end in the 1980s and 1990s; this was a sophisticated and technically ambitious theatre able to sustain itself solely by public support and its own efforts. Towards the end of...

finance

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John Russell Brown

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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2,118 words

...continued this direct dependence on the public at large through the nineteenth and into the twentieth centuries. Often they have had to go on prolonged tours to find their audiences: for example, the jatra theatres that still thrive in India today. Comedies written by Noda Hideki , who is also both actor and director, were exceptional when they filled Tokyo theatres for months on end in the 1980s and 1990s; this was a sophisticated and technically ambitious theatre able to sustain itself solely by public support and its own efforts. Towards the end of...

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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2015

...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...

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