Asia, Shakespeare, and Performance: Japan and China dominates, why am I not surprised?
No one can resist Shakespeare, it seems. The Bard’s range is so wide and all-encompassing that even countries that normally wouldn’t have anything to do with Shakespeare are now staging their own versions of the Bard’s plays. Consider how India seems to churn out Shakespearean-inspired movies every so often (no doubt influenced by being colonized by Britain) or how Japan has its own Globe. Isn’t it strange that some English playwright from the 17th century has traveled so far? Well, yeah, that’s what this class has been for, hasn’t it?
Now, I’m honestly surprised no one has posted this before, so hell, I might as well do it. Presenting: Shakespeare in Asia. Mostly China and Japan, unfortunately.
I got most, if not all of it by starting at this site. I don’t own any of these images! I got most of my info by travelling through the links offered in this site.
(Note: I pretty much chose photos I fancied showing. There are a lot, ladies and gentlemen; I suggest browsing through the entire site and the offered links!)
(Note 2: Slide show done on powerpoint, since everyone’s into prezi and really, I don’t want to bombard you with another prezi presentation!)
Bangalan, Franz Edric T.