Tag: Shuji Terayama

11.06.2015 – Guest Blogger

Shuji Terayama

by Gabrielle Schaad



Where should we start with the story of Shuji Terayama, theater director, filmmaker and writer, as an introduction to our Theater der Überforderung, or Theater of Excess? The work of this artist, who died in 1983 and came from the Japanese province of Aomori, has its origins in Tokyo in the late 1950s. Bedridden in hospital for three years in his early 20s due to an illness,...

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