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Shigeki Nakano has radically reimagined Yukio Mishima's Noh play as a kind of Jim Jarmusch black comedy meets Friday the 13th slasher flick.

Two contrasting readings of Mishima's classic

AS part of the Esplanade's ongoing Super Japan festival, two theatre directors - Singapore's Chong Tze Chien and Japan's Shigeki Nakano - have given two starkly different interpretations of Yukio Mishima's 1950s Noh play The Damask Drum.

In Mishima's version, an old man in love with his