Adapting the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle to the Stage

For a little better Murakami news, have a look at this Economist article on the recent transformation of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle from novel to play:

First published in English in 1997, this Japanese novel was immediately hailed as a masterpiece, despite its fierce resistance to explanation. Mr Earnhart, a former producer for Miramax Films, has applied some cinematic flourishes to this production, which often recalls the bizarre cinema of David Lynch. The novel’s hallucinatory world is evoked through film projections, puppets and music. The mood is haunting and confusing, and peppered with bewitching details, like a white bird that suddenly flutters from bedsheets and flies away.



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