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Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company's

The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan (Hamlet)

at The Harris Theater

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A World's Stage Production from China
directed by Shi Yukun • written by Feng Gang

Compelling... an evening that makes you sit up, look and listen afresh at a familiar story.

The Guardian (UK)

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The Play

Internationally renowned Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company transforms Shakespeare’s Hamlet into one of China’s most impressive forms of traditional art, setting the story in the fictitious ancient Chinese state of the Red City. Here, as in Shakespeare’s classic, the prince becomes disillusioned after discovering his uncle has killed his father and seduced his mother. The stage presentation of this Peking Opera strictly follows the rules of Chinese dramatic aesthetics, famous for its succinct and meaningful depiction. 

 

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About Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company

For over 60 years, Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company has perfected their style, making them one of China's top artistic troupes.
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Critical Acclaim

"An evening that makes you sit up, look and listen afresh at a familiar story…It feels both exotic and familiar, ancient and strangely modern."
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