Monday, September 19, 2016

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA IN TOKYO! A New Take on Shakespeare's Classic!

With longtime Tsuburaya Productions director Eizo Yamagiwa. Photo by Brett Homenick. 

On Sunday, I attended a play written by Hiroyasu Yamaura, a veteran screenwriter who has been involved with many tokusatsu productions on the big and small screen. Also in attendance was Eizo Yamagiwa, a director who helmed episodes of the various '70s-era Ultraman programs.

With Hiroyasu Yamaura.

The play itself was a lot of fun. It was a comedic play-within-a-play, ostensibly about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, but it was really about the love triangle (quadrangle, really!) involving the actors. Even though there were no monsters anywhere to be seen, it was extremely enjoyable.

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