Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company's

The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan (Hamlet)

at The Harris Theater

September 28 - 29, 2016

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

Critical Acclaim

Plays to See
“Orient interpretations married seemlessly with Western preconceptions of the great tragedy, providing what was a truly captivating and enlightening production.”

The Telegraph
“A fantastical, free-wheeling re-interpretation...”

The Guardian
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, and though this is a show that defies all western theatrical traditions, its strangeness becomes compelling. Shi Yukun's staging is clean and spare, allowing the rich rituals of the Peking opera tradition to flourish.”

The Opera Critic
“The songs tend to be set pieces, punctuated with striking attitudes. The costumes are opulent… Zi Dan's headdress alone is worth a review of its own.”

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