Shakespeare in the 12th Year of Tempo
Tempo 12-nen no Shakespeare
Role: Kijirushi no Ouji / Ofumi's son (きじるしの王次)
Director: Yukio Ninagawa
Writer: Hisashi Inoue
|09 September - 06 November 2005||Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Japan|
This is a play written by Hisashi Inoue that combines all 37 of Shakespeare's plays into one story. Set in 1841, the 12th year of the Tempo Era in the late Edo Period, "Tempo 12-nen no Shakespeare" was first staged in 1974, but as it was then five hours long, its success was marred by many audience members having to leave before the end to catch last trains. Then in 2002, director Hidenori Inoue's rock music staging overwhelmed the heady theatrical cocktail's sublime flavor. This time around, however, the play has been given a needed edit by Inoue, and Ninagawa grabs us right from the start with a roaring pace that never slackens...
Tatsuya can be heard singing in this stage production!