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!
Originally broadcast 5pm, 31st May 2007 (mp3 format, 13.4mb)
Links: The Gate Theatre website
Wikipedia pages on Ben and Noh theatre in general
Preview of Nakamitsu from The Guardian Guide
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