Theatre director Yukio Ninagawa gesturing during a rehearsal at the Saitama Arts Theater in Saitama, Tokyo, where he launched a project to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays. He has died in hospital after a five-month battle with ill health. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong staging of Ninagawa’s Macbeth to go ahead despite Japanese director’s death

Samurai-style adaptation of Macbeth at 1985 Edinburgh Festival set Ninagawa. who has died aged 80, on path to worldwide fame; he adapted most of Shakespeare and ancient Greek tragedies

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Theatre director Yukio Ninagawa gesturing during a rehearsal at the Saitama Arts Theater in Saitama, Tokyo, where he launched a project to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays. He has died in hospital after a five-month battle with ill health. Photo: AFP
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