“1984” is the sixth in New National Theatre, Tokyo’s series of of presenting Japan premieres of Western plays. Based on George Orwell’s novel of the same name, this outstanding play was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 2014. The ambitious work is a dramatization exploring the significance of the “Principles of Newspeak” appended to the novel. The play transports us into a world sometime after 2050, and presents things from the viewpoint of those living in that time, analysing post-nuclear-war 1984 society, when everyone was monitored and controlled.
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