Join us for an enlightening evening as we delve into the world of Shakespeare and traditional Chinese theater. Professor Jiangnan Xie, renowned Chinese Director from UCD Confucius Institute and Theater Studies at Renmin University of China, will guide us through an exploration of the interaction between Shakespearean plays and traditional Chinese theater.
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Lecture) 7:30 PM (Complimentary Chinese Dinner) Venue: 004 Theatre, UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
This talk will unravel the changes that have occurred in performing Shakespeare in traditional Chinese theater, focusing on key productions such as "Bloody Hands" in 1984, "The Prince’s Revenge" in 2005, and "Richard III" in 2012. The discussion will shed light on the evolution from appropriation to acculturation and hybridity, showcasing the cross-cultural dialogue that Shakespeare has sparked in traditional Chinese theater.
Don't miss this opportunity to explore the fascinating world where Western and Chinese cultures meet on the stage. Register now if you plan to attend in person or join us via Zoom for this hybrid event.
We look forward to an insightful evening of cultural exchange and theatrical exploration.