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Wed, Oct. 29th, 2008 11:12 am
Toshiki Okada and Japan's "lost generation"

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Wed, Oct. 29th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)

A few observations now I'm actually watching the Five Days in March torrent.

First, although Okada is very modest in the interview and says that people may be bored during his plays, in fact the audience at SuperDeluxe for this production are laughing quite a lot at the exaggerated gestures the characters are making as they prattle on. Everyone comes across as a neurotic, sort of like Annie Hall or something, and it's hilarious.

Secondly, it all rings very true for a non-Japanese speaker, because what you do when you're around Japanese speaking a language you haven't mastered is pay attention to their non-verbal cues, their tone of voice, their body posture. And that's exactly what Okada's work pays attention to as well. He forces everyone to react to his characters as a non-Japanese speaker would.


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