Yukio Ninagawa

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Yukio Ninagawa
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2010 Cultural Medal recipient
BornOctober 15, 1935
DiedMay 12, 2016 (aged 80)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationTheatre director
Film director
Years active1969–2016

Yukio Ninagawa (蜷川 幸雄, Ninagawa Yukio, October 15, 1935 – May 12, 2016) was a Japanese theatre director. He was known for his Japanese language productions of Shakespeare plays and Greek tragedies. He has directed Hamlet differently eight times. He also directed Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus and Macbeth. He was also a movie director. He directed the 2003 movie Ao no Honō.

Ninagawa died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on May 12, 2016, aged 80.[1]

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