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Monday, 20th June 2011
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Gone with the Wind comes to Tokyo theatre

Imperial Garden Theatre's red carpet was buzzing with anticipation this weekend, at the launch of a theatrical adaptation of the 1936 novel Gone with the Wind.

The book, which was famously turned in to a movie starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in 1939, won the Pulitzer Prize and has sold more than 30 million copies.

Ryoko Yonekura, who will play the famously capricious Scarlett O'Hara, said she is not as passionate off-stage as her character, revealing that she just likes to unwind after acting.

"Performing this play takes a lot out of you, so when I go home after the show, I don't want to meet anyone," she told Japan Today.

The play will be performed at Tokyo's Imperial Garden Theatre until July 10th. Yasufumi Terawaki, Jun Shibuki and Koki Okada will star alongside Yonekura.

Other plays set to be performed at the Imperial Garden Theatre in the coming months include The Three Musketeers and Dream Boys.

Written by Susan Ballion