​Hamlet and Japan: Visions of Ophelia

Hamlet and Japan: Visions of Ophelia           
Presented in English and Japanese
July 7, 2016
Shakespeare’s Globe, London

The first serious Japanese translation of ‘To be or not to be’ performed alongside a comic version – in English and in Japanese – written in 1874. The evening cumulates in the Kabuki-inspired Visions of Ophelia performed by Japanese actress Aki Isoda, who toured her one-woman show worldwide.     

Cast and Team:
Thelma Holt
Aki Isoda
Sir David Warren
Dr. Todd Andrew Borlik
Sadao Ueda
Professor Andrew Gerstie
Rosie Fielding
Andrew Fraser
Masami Hamada
Dr. Nana Sato-Rossberg

Funding and Sponsorship:
Shakespeare's Globe and The Japan Society