The Deserted Crone
Shakespearean Noh Plays (p. 533)
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Kuniyoshi Munakata Ueda, a Japanese scholar who has devoted his life to poetry, has written several Shakespearean plays for the Noh stage. Some of the plays he has written, staged, and directed are Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear. Munakata Ueda, who has performed the shite role in many productions, worked for six years before he felt fully capable of chanting English in the Noh style. Find out more about Munakata Ueda and his Noh Shakespearean Group or about other modern Noh theater companies. If possible, bring pictures or a video of a performance to share with the class.