2015 Japanese Society for Theatre Research, Annual Conference in Autumn, the Modern Performance of Classical Drama
Cosponsored by Nogami Memorial Noh Theatre Research Institute of Hōsei University
Venue: Sky Hall on the 26th floor of Boissonade Tower, Hosei University Ichigaya Campus
Day1/ Saturday, October 24 13:10-17：40
Symposium: Just How Possible is it to the Re-construt Classical or Traditional Drama?
Mikio Takemoto,“The Significance of Reconstructed Performances of Noh Plays”
Takayuki Hioki, “What Can Researchers Do? : About Revival Performances of Kabuki Plays”
Masaru Inoue,“From Re-construction to Creation: Can “Shakespeare” be Revieved?”
Takashi Yamada, “Classic Opera Revived: Various Approaches, Both Present and Prospective”
Chair: Keizō Miyamoto
Day2/Sunday, October 25
10:00-12:00 Panel Discussion: Feasibility of Reconstructed Performances: Methods for Bringing Noh Back to Life in the Present DayKeizō Miyamoto, Izumi Takakuwa, Yukiko Nakatsuka, Reiko Yamanaka
15：30-17：00 Special Lecture: The SSinging Body on the Western Baroque Stage: Rhetoric Gesture, Pictural Beauty and the Mechanisms to Paint and Touch the Emotions. A Lost Tradition or a New Tool for Discovering and Performing an Old Repertoire? By Sigrid T’Hooft (Stage Director, Choreographer)
We held a symposium and special lecture cosponsored by Japanese Society for Theatre Research. We presented the results of our research at the Center for International and Interdisciplinary Research as a panel discussion at the meeting of the Japanese Society for Theatre Research.We held an exhibit on materials related to the re-construction of performances of Noh Plays and a scale model of the Edo-period stage used in Kanjin Noh performances, which Prof. Takamura Masahiko and his students made.