reviews DOUBLE NORA. Written by Ueda Kuniyoshi, Mori Mitsuya, and Tsumura Reijir. Produced by the Natori Theater Company. Umewaka Ngaku Gakuin Kaikan (Umewaka N School), Tokyo, Japan. 30 May 2008. Double Nora, a n adaptation of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, is an innovative play that represents not only the fusion of the East and the West, but also that of traditional and modern worlds. The overall theatricality is derived from n, but two actors perform the role of Noraa male n actor, Tsumura Reijir, and a female actor of shingeki (modern Japanese drama), Mizuno Y. Moreover, the theme of A Doll's House, the independence of women, is apparently foreign to n. The Natori Theater Company has been actively producing Ibsen's plays, and Double Nora became one of their most long-running plays. It was first performed in Tokyo on 9 August 2005, and the same company of actors performed Double Nora in Skien (Ibsen's birth city), as well as Bergen, Stockholm, and London. In 2006, they had another European tour and performed Double Nora at the International Ibsen Festival in Oslo. On 30 May 2008 and 10 December 2013, Double Nora was performed once again in Tokyo.
Asian Theatre Journal – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Sep 23, 2014