Japan’s National Theatre has risen to the occasion after the cancellation of Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees), which was originally scheduled to open for audiences in Tokyo on March 3 of this year. Instead, the performance, sans audience, will be posted to the theatre’s online YouTube channel. In fact, the play, split into three videos, is available for viewing right now, and will be free to watch to your heart’s content until April 30, 3:00 p.m. JST.

The Kabuki Play Guide provides synopses and highlights of major works in the Kabuki canon for those interested in learning more about Kabuki theater.

A handy dictionary of kabuki terms, plays and characters from the Japan Arts Council.


Saw my first live kabuki performance today in Tokyo and absolutely loved it.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will announce next week that it has commissioned translations of all 39 of the Bard’s plays into modern English, with the idea of having them ready to perform in three years. Yes, translations—because Shakespeare’s English is so far removed from the English of 2015 that it often interferes with our own comprehension.

Stockholms Stadsteater AB bildades 1956 och teaterverksamheten startade 1960 i Folkets Hus vid Norra Bantorget. 1990 flyttade Stadsteatern till sina nuvarande lokaler i anslutning till Kulturhuset vid Sergels torg med sju olika scener med olika inriktning.

Här finns allt under samma tak; scener, repetitionslokaler, administration och verkstäder där dekor, kostym och mask produceras till 25–30 nya pjäser per år.

Tuesday marked the theatrical debut for the bot, which appeared onstage alongside real-life actors in a play that's being hailed as a first in robot-human artistic collaboration. Hataraku Watashi ("I, Worker"), by playwright Oriza Hirata, focuses on a couple who own two housekeeping robots, one of which loses its motivation to work.



www.dramaten.se/, posted 2008 by peter in inswedish stockholm sweden theater

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