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Production description

Yukio Ninagawa’s iconic production of Macbeth in the Netherlands and U.K. in 1985 (premiered in Tokyo in 1980)

Translation by Yushi Odashima

Also known as the cherry blossom Macbeth, butsudan Macbeth, and Kabuki Macbeth

Commentary provided by Alexa Joubin: In this production, a gigantic set resembling a butsudan Buddhist household altar takes up the entire stage. The set serves as a gateway to other worlds. The altar compels the audience to dwell upon memories of the dead and the fault line between the sacred and the secular.

Comments (2):

  1. shimaa_makram says:

    I was looking for this play to do some academic research studies, is it possible to provide a video of this play. Thanks in advance.

    • Belinda Yung says:

      Hello Shimaa, thank you for visiting the archive and your interest in NINAGAWA Yukio’s 1985 production of Macbeth. Unfortunately, permission could not be obtained to publish a video of this production on this site. The production was staged again in 2015, and a DVD is available for purchase here.

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