Theatre Company Subaru

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The Theatre Company Subaru (劇団昴 gekidan subaru?) is a theatre company based in Tokyo, Japan, founded by Tsuneari Fukuda in 1976.

Overview[edit]

The origin of the troupe can be traced back to 1963, when playwright Fukuda first established the Kumo, as a part of Modern Drama Foundation, together with Hiroshi Akutagawa. Akutagawa had quit the Bungaku-za to join Fukuda, accompanied by 31 actors. Fukuda pursued the conservative, literary realization through performances of major Shakespeare plays. Subaru was formed in 1976, as a merger and reformation with its sister theatre company Keyaki.[1]

The theatre has staged 115 performances between 1976 and 2006. Yet "with its solid ensemble and original titles while opposing commecialism",[2] their homebase sanbyaku nin theatre could not be saved from being shut down, due to deterioration.

Subaru Theatre Company Productions in 2008[edit]

  • ano natsu, shonen ha ita,[3] 2008
  • Julius Caesar, 2008
  • Half Life, 2008
  • A Christmas Carol, 2008
  • The Nun, 2008
  • Flowers for Algernon, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ortolani, Benito (1995). The Japanese theatre. Princeton University Press. pp. 255–256. ISBN 0-691-04333-7. 
  2. ^ "Thetre Subaru -A restart with Chekhov (劇団昴「うつろわぬ愛」で再出発)". Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). asahi.com. 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  3. ^ "There he was, that summer" (あの夏、少年はいた)

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