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-wai, Jade Leung
Music Composer: Dickson Dee
Sound Design: Anthony Yeung
Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
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