Modern Japanese Drama: Cody Poulton and Peter Eckersall

APR 23, 2014 | 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


April 23, 2014: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM




Join us in celebrating the publication of The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama. The collection provides an overview of twentieth-centruy Japanese theatre and beyond, for student, scholars, and dramatists. Playwrights represented in the collection included Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love).

Co-Editor M. Cody Poulton (Canada) will be in conversation with the new Graduate Center, CUNY Asian theatre specialist, Professor Peter Eckersall (Australia), about current trends in Japanese theatre. Excerpts from two plays will be directed by New York-based director Aya Ogawa.