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Nihon University
College of Bioresource Sciences, Department of General Education
Job title
Ph.D. in English(University of Birmingham, UK), MA(Rikkyo University), MA(University of Essex)
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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1999
Mar 2002
Lecturer in English, Department of English Communication, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration
Apr 2002
Associate Professor of English, Nihon University College of Bioresource Sciences
Apr 2009
Mar 2010
Associate Member, the Faculty of English, University of Oxford


English, Graduate School, Division of Letters, University of Birmingham (the Shakespeare Institute)
English, Faculty of Literature, Aoyama Gakuin University

Published Papers

'Playing the male' or 'playing the female': Cross-gender Shakespeare in Japan and the UK
Kumiko Hilberdink-Sakamoto
Shakespeare at Play: ANZSA 2018 Conference   19-20   Feb 2018
Learの道化のアフターライフ:Antony Sherおよびそれ以降の道化の表象
人間科学研究   11 1-20   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Reconsidering ‘Doubling’: the case of Globe on Tour’s Comedy of Errors (2009-2011)
The Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH)   2(6) 105-115   2013   [Refereed]
The Tragedy of Cressida, or In Search of Cressida's Cressida
Studies in Human Sciences   (10) 1-10   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Jonathan Munby's Romeo and Juliet and Olivier Py's Romeo et Juliette (unbridged version)
Shakespeare Studies   (50) 50-52   Mar 2013   [Refereed]


演劇学論集   64 40-40   May 2017   [Refereed]
Mariko Ichikawa, The Shakespearean Stage Space, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. xiii + 221.
Kumiko Hilberdink-Sakamoto
Shakespeare Studies   52 21-22   Mar 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
The 'Errors' of the Errors: doubling, confusion and theatricality
Shakespeare News   50(2) 15   Jan 2011   [Refereed]

Books etc

The current trend in performance studies of Shakespeare in Japan
Fubaisha Publishers   Apr 2010   
Shakespeare in Asia: contemporary performance
Cambridge University Press   Jan 2010   
Shakespeare without English: the reception of Shakespeare in non-anglophone countries
Sukanta Chaudhuri, Chee Seng Lim (Part:Joint Work, 67-85)
Pearson Longman   Jan 2006   
原英一、楠明子 (Part:Joint Work, pp125-59)
松柏社   2002   
川崎淳ノ助 (Part:Joint Work, pp.213-42)
松柏社   1993   

Conference Activities & Talks

「ミスキャスト」?:シェイクスピアにおける配役の不思議 [Invited]
第57回シェイクスピア学会   13 Oct 2018   日本シェイクスピア協会
'Playing the male' in all-female Shakespeare productions: the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy and Takarazuka's Romeo and Juliet
Kumiko Hilberdink-Sakamoto
ANZSA 2018 Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia   8 Feb 2018   ANZSA (Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association)
日本演劇学会2016年研究集会「シェイクスピア ローカル・グローバル」   4 Dec 2016   
Unproblematising the Problematic?: two all-male productions of The Taming of the Shrew in Japan
the 10th World Shakespeare Congress   5 Aug 2016   he International Shakespeare Association, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare's Globe, King's College London, the Shakespeare Institute
第52回シェイクスピア学会   6 Oct 2013   日本シェイクスピア協会

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2014   


Oct 2015
Audience survey of the all-male production of Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona at Ayanokuni Saitama Art Theatre (directed by Yukio Ninagawa)
Feb 2015
Audience survey of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream performed by all-male theatre company, 'Studio Life'
Dec 2014
Audience survey of Takarazuka Review's musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (using the recorded performance)