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Double Nora by Ueda Kuniyoshi, Mori Mitsuya, and Tsumura Reijirō (review)

Double Nora by Ueda Kuniyoshi, Mori Mitsuya, and Tsumura Reijirō (review) reviews Performance Review DOUBLE NORA. Written by Ueda Kuniyoshi, Mori Mitsuya, and Tsumura Reijirō. Produced by the Natori Theater Company. Umewaka Nōgaku Gakuin Kaikan (Umewaka Nō School), Tokyo, Japan. 30 May 2008. Double Nora, a nō adaptation of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, is an innova- tive 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 nō, but two actors perform the role of Nora––a male nō actor, Tsumura Reijirō, and a female actor of shingeki (modern Japanese drama), Mizuno Yū. Moreover, the theme of A Doll’s House, the independence of women, is appar- ently foreign to nō. 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 per- formed Double Nora at the International Ibsen Festival in Oslo. On 30 May 2008 and 10 December 2013, Double Nora was performed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Double Nora by Ueda Kuniyoshi, Mori Mitsuya, and Tsumura Reijirō (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 31 (2) – Sep 23, 2014

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Abstract

reviews Performance Review DOUBLE NORA. Written by Ueda Kuniyoshi, Mori Mitsuya, and Tsumura Reijirō. Produced by the Natori Theater Company. Umewaka Nōgaku Gakuin Kaikan (Umewaka Nō School), Tokyo, Japan. 30 May 2008. Double Nora, a nō adaptation of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, is an innova- tive 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 nō, but two actors perform the role of Nora––a male nō actor, Tsumura Reijirō, and a female actor of shingeki (modern Japanese drama), Mizuno Yū. Moreover, the theme of A Doll’s House, the independence of women, is appar- ently foreign to nō. 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 per- formed Double Nora at the International Ibsen Festival in Oslo. On 30 May 2008 and 10 December 2013, Double Nora was performed

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 23, 2014

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