Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy comes to life within a stage set that integrates stunning visual motifs of medieval Japan. Directed by Japan’s star kyogen actor Mansai Nomura, this Macbeth references the vocalization and masks of Japan’s 600-year-old noh and kyogen traditions and melds these elements organically into Shakespeare’s 17th-century Western classic. Following his highly acclaimed Shakespeare-based productions of The Kyogen of Errors (based on The Comedy of Errors) and Kuni-nusubito (based on Richard III), Mansai’s Macbeth features a brilliant cast of only five actors, including Mansai himself in the title role, and weaves the DNA of Japan’s medieval theater tradition into 21st-century universal theater. Macbeth will be performed in Japanese with English subtitles.
$30/$25 Japan Society members
This event is SOLD OUT. A waitlist will begin at the Box Office one hour before each performance.
Images, top to bottom: © Jun Ishikawa; © Iizuka Keita
- March 23, 2013
- 7:30 pm