Ninagawa Shakespeare: A Memorial Symposium
6 October 2017, London
About the Symposium
Macbeth by the Ninagawa Company will be staged at the Barbican Centre in collaboration with the Japan Foundation from 5 to 8 October*. To mark this occasion, there will be a memorial symposium on Yukio Ninagawa, with a focus on his Shakespeare productions.
The symposium will begin with a session featuring world-renowned Shakespearean scholar Michael Dobson, one of UK's leading theatre critics Michael Billington, theatre director Phillip Breen, who has collaborated with Ninagawa and whose work has been well-received in Japan, and Rosalind Fielding, an up-and-coming scholar working on Shakespeare in Japan. They will consider how Ninagawa's Shakespeare productions afftected the UK theatre world and re-examine his achievements from a variety of perspectives.
Following this, Kyozo Nakamura, a kabuki onnagata actor who will play one of the witches in the Barbican production of NINAGAWA Macbeth, will speak from his experience performing on stage. He will discuss various topics, including the application of traditional theatre techniques in performing Shakespeare, the legacy of Ninagawa's body of work, and the relationship between Japanese classical theatre and Shakespeare.
*Macbeth is presented by the Barbican in association with Thelma Holt, Saitama Arts Foundation and HoriPro Inc. and co-produced by the Japan Foundation.
ADMISSION BY INVITATION ONLY
Registration essential. Please register by completing the form from the link..
The deadline is 28 August.
Upon confirmation of the registration, your details will be forwarded to the Embassy of Japan. The Embassy will send you an invitation email prior to the symposium, which you are required to take with you together with a photo ID to attend the symposium.
Organised by The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University; and The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.
Co-organised by Waseda University (International Office; Collaborative Research Centre for Theatre and Film Arts; TGU Global Japanese Studies); Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom; and the Japan Foundation
Contact: Collaborative Research Centre for Theatre and Film Arts, Waseda University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday 6 October 2017. 14:00-15:45 (Doors open 13:30)
Embassy of Japan, London, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University; and The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.