The Ninagawa Company’s production of Hamlet, directed by Yukio Ninagawa at the Barbican in London in May 2015. Photo: Corbis

Asian dramatists keep Shakespeare’s plays alive in infinite ways 400 years on

The Bard’s works thrives across Asia, performed in many languages, in traditional, kabuki and avant-garde stagings. What is it that makes them so universally appealing and so ripe for interpretation?

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The Ninagawa Company’s production of Hamlet, directed by Yukio Ninagawa at the Barbican in London in May 2015. Photo: Corbis
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