HOT OFF THE PRESS
|A sneak preview inside|
The people of Japan are in all our thoughts at this incomprehensibly catastrophic time for their country.
|Myself as Feste and Emily as Viola.
Photo by Chris Arthur
By way of a small tribute to Japan’s rich cultural fusion of ancient and modern, and in remembrance of happier times in its history, I offer this short photographic retrospective. I took these photographs in 1982 when Emily and I were on a British Council tour of the Far East, performing in the London Shakespeare Group’s production of Twelfth Night. Emily played Viola and I Feste.
The video ends with a sound recording I made of a young Japanese student who recited for us Puck’s epilogue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.