On Saturday, I went to see a production of Tartuffe by the Tokyo International Players in collaboration with Yokohama Theatre Group. It was good -- very clever choice of staging. It was a play-within-a-play which started the minute you walked into the theatre, with a station guard bellowing in Japanese that due to heavy snow, the train would be coming late. It's set in 1941 in a Yokohama train station, where the passengers get fed-up from waiting and decide to put on a play. When the actors exited, they came and sat amongst the audience. Both the passengers and the cast were a mix of Japanese and foreigners, and when they were supposed to be speaking Japanese, they spoke Japanese, and when they were supposed to be speaking English, they spoke English. Very interesting take on Tartuffe.
I have NO clue how the JLPT test went on Sunday. I didn't know what to expect and didn't revise. It seemed both really easy and difficult, being full of vocab I guess I should have learned years ago but skipped over. Half-way through the listening, there was a question about a cat and I went 'kitty......' because my own cat back in England passed away recently. I probably failed the listening.
Here are some links to cheer you/me up:
Spam From Japan: Review of Space Battleship Yamato
Bad Sex in Fiction Award
The Best LGBT Books of 2010
The Slowest News Day
Top 50 karaoke tracks of 2010 (Japanese)
A Will/Grell fic that doesn't make me want to stab things: Grell got her face kicked in by a demon almost four years ago.... [FIC]
My ex-boss goes to jail! Poor Monkey-Bridge. He didn't REALLY mean to embezzle all that money, h-he was going to give it back! He just didn't know when!
Review of Joysound Karaoke phone app
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