The Japanese Society for Theatre Research held a 2-day conference at Kyoto Sangyo University under the heading 「シェイクスピア ローカル・グローバル」or “Shakespeare Local-Global.” The 2-day event, which ran from the 3-4 December 2016, was organized and led by Professor Masae Suzuki. I took part in a roundtable panel discussion on Shakespeare in higher education in Japan. Panelists included Timothy Medlock, Masaru Inoue and Masae Suzuki and commentators were Xiong Jieping and Shoko Yonaha.
Welcome to Performance Notes, a blog about contemporary theatre and performance in Japan and beyond.
Why start a new blog in 2017? Two reasons. First, as its title indicates, Performance Notes, is a space for short reflections or "notes" on the performances I see. In this sense it will serve as an informal archive and memory aid.