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Category: Asia Pacific

“Khwaab-Sa”: Shakespeare with masala and magic

By Naeem Kapadia (800 words, 6-minute read) Atul Kumar is no stranger to Shakespeare. The artistic director of Mumbai-based group The Company Theatre was first seen here in 2009 in the title role of Hamlet: The Clown Prince, which featured…

Ken Takiguchi: A Dramaturg’s Sanctuary

by Leow Puay Tin (1030 words, 7-minute read) The Necessary Stage, in collaboration with HANCHU-YUEI, one of Tokyo’s most innovative theatre companies, brings us a work that explores the digital remains of life after death in another thought provoking work, “Sanctuary”…

Tikam-Tikam Japan: R.I.P. Tokyo

By Leow Puay Tin (1535 words, 10-minute read) The performance event R.I.P. Tokyo began life as a commemoration for a cat which died at the grand age of 22,  five years ago. The cat belonged to director Shirotama Hitsujiya who helms…