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    Ninagawa, Yukio | Productions |
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    Japan

    Opening Scene

    Note: Typical framing device by renowned Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa. The opening scene presents victims of war and the themes of death and rebirth. In the background is sound of aerial bombardment.

    Gower

    Note: In front of the palace Gower explains Antiochus' challenge to suitors who wish to marry his daughter: solve a riddle. Gower the medieval narrator is transformed into a pair of musicians playing a Japanese lute.