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In conjunction with Japan Society’s gallery exhibit, “Radicalism in the Wilderness,” Japan society will look back at Japan’s radical relevance through 1960s experimental practices.
Ashita no Ma-Joe: Rocky Macbeth is a play based on the popular 1960s-70s manga, or comic, mixed with Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
This unique combination illustrates how the dominance of Western theatrical canon, like Shakespeare, before WWII was challenged by theater makers of the late 1960s-70s, and today by Kaimaku Pennant Race’s interpretation.This theme of defiance is evident in mainstream culture through the extreme popularity of underdog boxer Joe Yabuki in the series from the 1960s to today.
This performance will be held in conjunction with the Gallery’s exhibition in order to illustrate how this fictional character became a symbol of the times.
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Ashita no Ma-Joe: Rocky Macbeth
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Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 PM
— Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Thursday, May 16, 7:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 18, 8:30 PM
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