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"Worrying the Country"

 2018|Taiwan Opera Center Small Performance Hall 


The scenes of sex and death described in "Worrying about the Country", the complete fusion and multiplication of eroticism and righteousness,   can be called the only happiness I have been looking forward to in this life.  

--- Mishima Yukio

"Yukoku", the theater play, was adapted from the novel story of the same name written by one of the most important Japanese literature writers, Mishima Yukio. As Reiko and Takeyama enjoy their time after their recent wedding, a mutiny forces Takeyama to rush out in the snowing morning, with Reiko cleaning the house under the consciousness to follow her husband into the afterlife. She waits three days, and as Takeyama finally returns, she takes care of him, sex with him, watches him commits seppuku, and finally , goes on her own journey toward final completion.

Lieutenant Wushan and Lizi were enjoying the joy of their wedding. A betrayal made Wushan run away in the snowy morning, while Lizi packed her belongings with the consciousness of following her husband underground; she waited for three days, and after the lieutenant returned, she made Her husband had sex with him on a daily basis, and watched him commit suicide by cutting his belly; then Reiko, solemnly and peacefully, embarked on the path of achievement.  
Xiao Theater cuts into the classic works of Japanese literature master Yukio Mishima from a female perspective, and looks back on the awakening before the two of them went to death together through Reiko's eyes; sees Yukio Mishima's ultimate writing on lust and death, and analyzes his madness, beauty, and momentary dedication. , and through Lizi's calm attitude to death, to show the ultimate aesthetics for personal spiritual beliefs.  


​Lai Wanling

​Performing Arts Platform

If it is said that Yukio Mishima's short story "Worrying about the Country" uses words to bring the flowing lust and fearlessness to death on the paper, then the stage play "Worrying for the Country" interpreted by Akatsuki Theater is to express the "flowing lust" and the fearlessness of death. "The Fearlessness of Death" is the embodiment of the combination of the two.

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