Thursday, May 31, 2007

Today's Clear Spot: Benjamin Yeoh & Nakamitsu

Alex Fitch talks to playwright Benjamin Yeoh about his translation of the 14th Century Noh play Nakamitsu - currently being performed at the Gate theatre in Notting Hill - which retains traditional (and bloody) samurai drama and musical interludes but also adds a modern day Yakuza framing device set in a strip club!

5pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at

Links: The Gate Theatre website
Ben's blog
Wikipedia pages on Ben and Noh theatre in general
Preview of Nakamitsu from The Guardian Guide

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