Dr.Noda advises us to watch good drama works if we want to become good psychologists. I understand that the ability of a director keeping tension on the stage is the required ability of a psychologist during his/her counseling session. Though it is difficult to encounter "good" drama works, fortunately, I could watch some.
In September, I went to watch a solo performance by Kayoko Shiraishi. She has been playing alone "One Hundred Supernatural Stories" since 1992. What I watched were the 93rd and 94th ghost stories of the Miyuki Miyabe original. The stories were good, and the actress's performance was excellent ! She acted as an old man who could not walk without a stick, then became a small child replying to him, and instantly altered to a man of prime of life, by changing her voice and her physical expression. It was like some magic to see her whole body transformed to another personality.
Last week, I went to watch a Bungaku-Za Group performance of short dramas by Kunio Kishida. Again, I was astonished to see the movements of the actors which wonderfully expressed the feelings and sensations of the characters. How elegantly the rich wife behaves in kimono. How vividly the complexion of an innocent-looking maid shows her ambition ! How foolish the upper-middle class people's vanity is ! I enjoyed all three plays heartily. Thanks to the counseling training, it seems my life has become richer.