Waseda University Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum
Commonly known as "enpaku" in Japanese, the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum of Waseda University is a university museum devoted to the history of drama, with facilities used for cultural performances from all over the world. The museum was named for Tsubouchi Shōyō, a famous writer known for his work with theater and translation of the collected works of Shakespeare into Japanese.
Below is the contact information for the Waseda Theatre Museum:
- The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University
- 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8050
- Tel: 03-5273-1829
- Fax: 03-5273-4398
The Waseda Theatre Museum formally opened in 1928, following the dreams of Professor Tsubouchi to build a museum dedicated to theatre arts. It commemorates all of Tsubouchi's accomplishments, among them a 40-volume translation of the works of Shakespeare that Tsubouchi also finished in 1928, the year of his 70th birthday. Modelled after the Fortune Theatre of London, the museum approximates its inspiration in both exterior construction and interior design.
The Waseda Theatre Museum functions as both a repository and exhibition space, housing nearly 37,000 items and 100,000 volumes.
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- 演博, short for 演劇博物館 (engeki hakubutsukan, "theatre museum")