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Titus Andronicus

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of The Ninagawa Company’s 2004 production of Titus Andronicus with Kotaro Yoshida as Titus.
Language
Japanese
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
23 Jun 2006
Duration
210 (inc 20min interval)

Credits

Director
Yukio Ninagawa
Music
Yashuhiro Kasamatsu
Production Design
Tsukasa Nakagoshi
Costume
Lily Komine
Cast
Kotaro YoshidaTitus Andronicus
Rei AsamiTamora
Harumiko JoMarcus Andronicus
Hitomi ManakaLavinia
Daisuke SugiuraValentine
Eiichi SeikeSempronius
Eiji YokotaBassianus
Great GidayuClown
Hiroki OkawaDemetrius
Kentaro NishimotoYoung Lucius
Ko HasegawaMartius
Kyuzo KawabeEmillius
Makoto TamuraPublius
Masazumi NitandaQuintus
Natsue IchikawaNurse
Ryuzaburo OtomoAlarbus
Shingo TsurumiSaturninus
Shiro IshimodaCaius
Yutaka SuzukiChiron

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Ninagawa Company, The
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Titus Andronicus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)

Notes

Notes
Performed in Japanese with English surtitles.
General
Produced by Horipro Inc and Saitama Arts Foundation in association with Thelma Holt.
History
The production played at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre 16-24 June 2006 as part of the Complete Works Festival
Reviews
Billington, Michael. The Guardian (June 22 2006). Billington writes "... but here ribbons of red silk cascade from mouths, throats and hands as limbs are lopped and lives lost. At times I felt that Ninagawa, through stylised images and Handelian music, unduly aestheticised violence. But, more positively, he turns the play into a prolonged lament for the suffering imposed by an imperialist society..."

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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