Hamlet 13 January 2023 Performance Information
After Staging Countless Works by Shakespeare, Mansai Nomura Passes the Torch to the Next Generation In March 2023, Setagaya Public Theatre (SePT) presents a production of Hamlet directed by and starring Mansai Nomura. After leading SePT in the role of Artistic Director since 2002, in February 2022 Mansai Nomura gave the final performance of his tenure with SePT’s play-reading program: Excerpts from “Hamlet”, a production that sent a message to the next generation of theatre practitioners. This performance was an experimental fusion of classical and modern theatre techniques that made full use of Mansai’s unique abilities as a performer...
SePT’s play-reading program:
Excerpts from “Hamlet”
26 January 2022
Mansai Nomura has lead Setagaya Public Theatre (SePT) as its Artistic Director for 20 years. Mansai has placed an emphasis on work that blends modern and classical theatre, including in his own productions of numerous works by Shakespeare. For this performance, Mansai presents a new entry in the SePT Play-Reading Programme featuring excerpts from Hamlet, one of the great works of classical theatre that also became a turning point for Mansai himself. Mansai Nomura began his tenure as Artistic Director of SePT in 2002, and he will retire from that role at the end of March 2022. In February,...
SePT’s play-reading program Timon of Athens 16 October 2019 Performance Information
Setagaya Public Theatre is notable for holding reading performances of plays to explore the possibilities of staging new texts. For this reading performance, SePT will be presenting Timon of Athens, one of William Shakespeare’s most problematic plays. For this performance, leading Shakespeare scholar and translator, Shoichiro Kawai has prepared a specially adapted script, which SePT Artistic Director Mansai Nomura will be directing himself, opening new avenues for future stagings. Story Timon ( performed by Mansai Nomura), a wealthy nobleman of Athens, loves to host sumptuous parties for his friends – aristocrats, poets, artists and senators. Timon ignores the warnings...