New Publication: Okada Toshiki & Japanese Theatre

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Dear colleagues,
I am excited to inform you that our book 
Okada Toshiki & Japanese Theatre (edited by Peter Eckersall, Barbara Geilhorn, Andreas Regelsberger, and Cody Poulton).          Aberystwyth, UK: Performance Research Books.
is published now.
You can order at 
About the book:
Playwright, novelist, and theatre director Okada Toshiki is one of the most important voices of the current generation of Japanese contemporary theatre makers. He founded his globally influential theatre company chelfitsch in 1997. His plays address issues such as social inequity, life in Japan after the 3/11 Earthquake, and posthuman society. Okada is a theatrical visionary showing undercurrents in everyday moments and the strangeness of being alive in our time.
In Okada Toshiki and Japanese Theatre, we explore Okada’s work and its importance to the development of contemporary performance in Japan and around the world.  Gathered here for the first time in English is a comprehensive selection of essays, interviews, and translations of three of Okada’s plays by leading scholars and translators. Okada’s writing on theatre is also included, accompanied by an extensive array of images from his performances.
‘The first book ever to be dedicated to one of the most influential theatre makers, so complete with analyses by eminent scholars across continents, Okada’s own interviews and pieces in translation. Bliss.’ -- Fujii Shintaro, Waseda University
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Barbara Geilhorn