restricted access Shakespeare-Asian Theatre Fusions: Globe-"alization" of Naked Masks (Bangkok), Shadowlight (San Francisco), and Setagaya Public Theatre (Tokyo)

This essay explores historical and cultural features that have contributed to increases in use of Shakespeare by both Asian performers and Western artists who have been deeply affected by Asian theatre models, using the examples of Ninart Boonphothong's Bangkok-based Naked Masks Group, Larry Reed's San Francisco-based, Shadowlight Company, and Nomura Mansai's Tokyo-based Setagaya Pubic Theatre.