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Shakespeare in Our Time: “King Lear“

Shakespeare in Our Time: “King Lear“

King Lear decides to retire and asks his daughters to express their love in words in order to see who deserves the kingdom the most. Sincerity cannot be expressed through mouth while pretence is full of lies and beautiful words. A story starts on speech, inducing an exploration on theatrical arts. 

Director Tang Shu-wing accidentally reads Tolstoy’s article - A Critical Essay on Shakespeare, a severe criticism  on Shakespeare and King Lear. He feels excited  because he can think and feel from another angle, and he is convinced that  the greatest human pleasure is to keep learning under any circumstance. 

If everything can start afresh, would the world be different? Although Tang cannot predict that, he knows: directing Shakespeare’s plays is always an unknown journey.

One day, he saw an old woman ready to cross the road with two bright little girls. He decided to have a whole female cast on this play. 


Adaptation/Director: Tang Shu-wing

Assistant Director: Rocky Wong

Cast: Cecilia Yip, Lindzay Chan, Lai Yuk-ching, Ivy Pang, Ng Fung-ming, Amanada Leung, Gigi Yang, Amy Cheung, Cassandra Tang

Set Design: Yuen Hon-wai

Lighting Design: Yeung Tsz-yan 

Costume Design: Yuen Hon-waiJade Leung

Music Composer: Dickson Dee 

Sound Design: Anthony Yeung 


Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre

2021.10.28-30 8PM

2021.10.30-31 3PM

$450, $380, $320

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The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary

Hong Kong Arts Development Council supports freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this project do not represent the stand of the Council.
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Presented by “Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, Theatre in-residence of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.


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