Yukio Ninagawa, Japanese director, Died at 80

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Yukio Ninagawa was born on October 15, 1935, and died on May 12, 2016.

He was a Japanese theatre director.

Yukio was best known for his Japanese language productions of Shakespeare plays and Greek tragedies.

Yukio Ninagawa has directed Hamlet differently eight times.

He was mostly famous abroad for his touring productions of European classics, Ninagawa also directed works based on contemporary writing from Japan, including the Modern Noh plays of Yukio Mishima (which toured to New York’s Lincoln Center in early summer 2005) and several other plays by Japanese dramatists, including Shūji Terayama and Kunio Shimizu.

Ninagawa’s production of Titus Andronicus was performed in England in June 2006, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford and the Theatre Royal in Plymouth.

During 2007 his company participated in the Barbican International Theatre Event (BITE) series at the Barbican Arts Centre in London, with their production of Coriolanus.

Yukio Ninagawa passed away at 80 yrs old.

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