Shinjuku Ryōzanpaku Theatre Company, Japan

King Yebi

ACCOMPANYING EVENT / ONLINE PRESENTATION / 1H40

A king who didn’t have a male successor to succeed his throne, abandons his youngest daughter in a river. Following a revelation he received from god, he goes on a journey to find a wife who would give birth to a baby boy. Meanwhile, the country which lost its king, finds itself in a state of confusion and falls apart. At the end of his journey, he meets a woman who turns out to be his own youngest daughter who he abandoned in the past. Realizing how foolish he was, he entrusts the future to his daughter and commits suicide.

This piece was first performed in Tokyo in 2006. We have been invited to perform in various places such as Tokyo, Korea, Romania, and Brazil. Based on the masterpiece, “King Lear”, we added some folktale aspects unique to Japan, Korea, and other parts of Eastern Asia, and some traditional music and dancing, to create our own original piece, rooted in Asian culture.


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