The Theatre of Suzuki Tadashi

by Ian Carruthers, Takahashi Yasunari

Cambridge University Press | December 17, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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Suzuki Tadashi is Japan''s best known director--internationally acclaimed for his postmodern adaptations of classics by Nanboku, Euripides, Shakespeare and Chekhov since the 1970s (including The Trojan Women, King Lear and Three Sisters) and, equally, for his powerful actor training system. This series'' first comprehensive study of an Asian theater director traces Suzuki''s rise from Little Theater director to international festival celebrity. It links his unique Surrealist dramaturgy with his intercultural training system, and provides in-depth descriptions of his most acclaimed productions.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 328 pages, 3.54 × 2.35 × 0.3 in

Published: December 17, 2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521044324

ISBN - 13: 9780521044325

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The Theatre of Suzuki Tadashi

by Ian Carruthers, Takahashi Yasunari

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 328 pages, 3.54 × 2.35 × 0.3 in

Published: December 17, 2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521044324

ISBN - 13: 9780521044325

About the Book

A comprehensive study of Suzuki, Japan's best-known director, including in-depth descriptions of his most acclaimed productions.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction: Suzuki''s work in the context of Japanese Theatre Takahashi Yasunari; 1. Rethinking Japanese theatre: cracking the codes Ian Carruthers; 2. Inaugurating an age of decentralisation Ian Carruthers; 3. Suzuki training: the sum of the interior angles Ian Carruthers; 4. Adaptations of Japanese classics: On the Dramatic Passions II and John Silver Ian Carruthers; 5. Suzuki''s Euripides (I): The Trojan Women Ian Carruthers; 6. Suzuki''s Euripides (II): The Bacchae Ian Carruthers; 7. Suzuki''s Chekhov: The Chekhov and Ivanov Ian Carruthers; 8. Suzuki''s Shakespeare (I): Macbeth Ian Carruthers; 9. Suzuki''s Shakespeare (II): King Lear Takahashi Yasunari; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

From the Publisher

Suzuki Tadashi is Japan''s best known director--internationally acclaimed for his postmodern adaptations of classics by Nanboku, Euripides, Shakespeare and Chekhov since the 1970s (including The Trojan Women, King Lear and Three Sisters) and, equally, for his powerful actor training system. This series'' first comprehensive study of an Asian theater director traces Suzuki''s rise from Little Theater director to international festival celebrity. It links his unique Surrealist dramaturgy with his intercultural training system, and provides in-depth descriptions of his most acclaimed productions.

About the Author

Takahashi Yasunari sadly died in 2002. He was Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Tokyo University and Professor of English at Showa Women''s University, Tokyo.

Editorial Reviews

"The book demonstrates remarkable scholarly rigor when it describes the theatrical career and acclaimed productions of the prominent Japanese director in lucid and pleasing prose...This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date study in any language of Suzuki Tadashi and is an indispensable archive for anyone who is interested in the subject." Asian Theatre Journal Yukihiro Goto, San Francisco State University