restricted access Ku Na'uka's Hamlet in Tokyo: An Interview with Miyagi Satoshi

This interview was conducted in Nishisugamo, Tokyo, on 12 March 2006, a year before Ku Na'uka entered a "period of solo activities " and fifteen years after the formation of the company. In April 2007, Miyagi Satoshi became the artistic director of the Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC), taking over Suzuki Tadashi's position. Since then, Miyagi has directed several pieces, including Hamlet (2008), with actors from SPAC, marking a clean break from the unique style and method of Ku Na'uka. In this extracted interview Miyagi reflects back on his directorial debut production of Hamlet (1990).