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Juuni-Ya

Alternative title
Twelfth Night
Synopsis
A televised version of Ninagawa’s 2005 Kabuki production of Twelfth Night transposed to 14th century Japan and set on the sea-coast of the Kii Province.
Language
Japanese
Country
Japan
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
2007
Availability
No archive copy or distributor known (5/2009)

Credits

Director
Yukio Ninagawa
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Yuichiro Kanai
Adaptor for Television
Toyoshige Imai
Cast
Onoe KikunosukeBiwa-hime (Viola (later disguised as Cesario))
Nakamura ShinjiroOshino Sadaijin (Orsino, Duke of Illyria)
Onoe KikugoroSutesuke (Malvolio)
Onoe KikugoroSutesuke (Feste)
Ichikawa KamejiroMa (Maria)
Ichikawa SadanjiToin Kanemichi (Sir Toby Belch)
Onoe KikunosukeShiba Shuzen-no-suke (Sebastian)

Additional Details

Theatre
Kabuki-za Theatre
Theatre company
Kabuki-za
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Kabuki; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

History
Transmission date and channel unknown (7/2008). Produced by the Kabuki-za Theatre at the Kabuki-za Theatre, Tokyo, 7-31 July 2005.
Textual information
Translated into Japanese by Yushi Odashima in 1983 and re-worked in Kabuki by playwright Toyoshige Imai.
Reviews
Interview with the director on the production and Kabuki theatre at http://www.performingarts.jp/E/art_interview/0508/1.html (accessed 7/2008).

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