Still from video: TANJC

shelf volume 21 “Hedda Gabler”


1-3-1 Kaminito 18 (2F) Higashi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2.5 Fri20:00
2.6 Sat15:00 / 19:00
2.7 Sun11:00 / 15:00
2.8 Mon15:00 / 20:00

Run Time:80 min
Subtitled in English
Student¥2,000(Adv & Door)


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The theme of the play Hedda Gabler lies in the boringness she feels about her life and can do nothing about. People want their lives to be as dramatic and satisfying as possible, and even picture irreplaceable versions of their selves. That kind of desire itself might be a flaw that modern self-awareness and modern humanism contain. (And would it be an overstatement to say that this has become a kind of system that suppresses people and plunges them into madness in this modern society?) Based on the concept explained above, we would like to think of solutions to survive in this difficult time, by showing the audience the broken reality and how we try to fix it.


We chose to represent the theme of a “book shelf,” which accumulates and mixes texts from different times and countries. shelf emphasizes speech, in other words, the nature of voice, accent and intonation of a text read by actors; its plays combine classical and modern drama. The style of shelf is recognized for its combination of a keen awareness of the contemporary and aesthetic sense of space and time with a performance style that radiates energy created by the actors’ silence on stage. One of shelf’s works, GHOSTS-COMPOSITION/IBSEN was invited to be part of the official program of the International Ibsen Festival 2014. We also just successfully finished an International Co-Production with artists in Thailand of shelf’s [deprived] in November 2015, as an official part of the Programme of Low Fat Art Fest 2015.


Contact: shelf
Phone: 090-6139-9578 / Email