Since the late Meiji period, Shakespeare has held a central place in Japanese literary culture. This account explores the conditions of Shakespeare's reception and assimilation. It considers the cultural and linguistic problems of translation, and includes an extensive illustrated survey of the most significant Shakespearean productions and adaptations, and the contrasting responses of Japanese and Western critics.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Shakespeare and Traditional Japanese Theatre: Shoyo Tsubouchi; Shakespeare in Japanese I: Tsuneari Fukuda; Shakespeare in Japanese II: Junji Kinoshiti; Shakespeare on the Japanese Stage; Shakespeare in Japanese Literature; Shakespeare and Japanese Film: Akira Kurosawa
Graham Bradshaw teaches at Chuo University and is editor of The Shakespeare International Yearbook. Tetsuo Kishi is Professor Emeritus of English at Kyoto University and was President of The Shakespeare Society of Japan (1999-2001).