When Tadashi Suzuki decamped his theatre company from Tokyo to the remote mountain village of Tago in 1976, the esteemed director, actor and founder of the physically rigorous Suzuki Method of Acting was making a point.
If Tokyo's big city bustle was a form of insanity, then Togo gave his company the space to breathe, while Suzuki could flex his creative muscles far from Tokyo's maddening crowd.
An effect on Suzuki's life's work from such a conscious seismic shift is inevitable, and evidenced in Waiting For Orestes: Electra, his take on Euripides' version of the Greek myth. Produced by his Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT), it opens at Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) this weekend.
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