Shochiku Grand Kabuki - Twelfth Night after William Shakespeare  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH FEBRUARY 2009

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Shochiku Grand Kabuki - Twelfth Night after William ShakespeareThe 'after' in the title of this Barbican production of Twelfth Night is fundamental to its style; it's not quintessential Shakespeare but for imagination and innovation, it's certainly theatre with a spark. Combining traditional Kabuki theatre with England's greatest playwright is a daring move by any standards but Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa is something of a genius and his historic Shakespeares have been heralded around the world for being among the most inspiring of interpretations. This is Ninagawa's first production in which he has worked specifically with Kabuki but he has experimented with the idea of rooting the stories in Japanese culture many times before. This approach imbues the play with a timeless beauty, freeing it from its Englishness and entering a colourful new world of striking visual poetry - expect a Twelfth Night that is Shakespearean in content but otherworldly in style.

In Japanese with English surtitles.

 

About Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high-quality theatrical productions. More about Barbican Theatre

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Shochiku Grand Kabuki - Twelfth Night after William Shakespeare  Onoe Kikunosuke as Viola, copyright Shochiku  

   
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Shochiku Grand Kabuki - Twelfth Night after William Shakespeare Onoe Kikunosuke as Viola, copyright Shochiku 


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