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Hiroyuki Sanada: A Challenge Started from Nothing

Synopsis
A Japanese television documentary about the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear directed by Yukio Ninagawa starring Nigel Hawthorne as Lear. The programme is directed by Hiroyuki Sanada who plays the Fool in the production.
Language
Japanese
Country
Japan
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1999

Credits

Director
Hiroyuki Sanada
Contributor
Yukio Ninagawa
Cast
Nigel HawthorneLear
Hiroyuki SanadaFool

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Yes, Sir Nigel

Notes

Notes
The videotape held by the Shakespeare Institute is an off-air recording from Japanese television.
General
This was the first time that a Japanese actor had acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company; Sanada received an honorary MBE for his work.
History
The Japanese transmission date has not been ascertained.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Institute Library

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