Acting & actors
- Gintarō (1875-1952): Juggler and Top Spinner
- Ninagawa Yukio (b. 1935)
- Shimamura Hōgetsu (1871-1918): Pioneer of Shingeki (Western-style Theatre) in Japan
- Three Great Japanese Translators of Shakespeare
Author: Brunning, Peter
This portrait describes the fascinating career of the juggler and top spinner Mizuhara Gintarō (1875-1952) in Britain and other countries. He was notably successful in presenting Japanese performance practices to British audiences over a long period of time.
Author: Gallimore, Daniel
Along with Murakami Haruki, Ninagawa Yukio (1935) is perhaps the most famous of Japanese cultural figures in Britain. This portrait examines Ninagawa's international career as a director and in particular his staging of Shakespeare.
Author: Norimasa Morita
Following a period of study in Britain and Germany, Shimamura Hōgetsu (1871-1918) pioneered the introduction of Western drama and theatre (shingeki) to Japan. This essay details his srtuggles and successes.
Author: Milward, Peter
This portrait considers the contribution of Japanese translators of Shakespeare (Fukuda Tsuneari, Odajima Yushi and Anzai Tetsuo) to its appreciation in Japan, and to Shakespearian scholarship in Japan and beyond.