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Video Exhibition of Shakespearean Stage Plays

Peking University, April 9th:

Spring wakes up all the classics from their dreams
And they sing and dance, around you and me

Venue: South Wing Hall, Peking University Library

Macbeth in Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Date: Apr. 10, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 19:00
The Tempest in the ET Cetera Theatre
Date: Apr. 24, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 19:00
A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Date: May. 15, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 19:00
The Taming of the Shrew in Amsterdam Theatre
Date: Jun. 5, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 19:00


    Macbeth is considered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful works. His description of evil as a way to fulfill the ambition for power attracts the reader’s eyes and awakens the reader's consciousness of reflection.
Duration: 155 min
Director: Eve Best
Stage Designer: Mike Britton
Arranger: Olly Fox
Choreographer: Charlotte Broom and Sian Williams
Actors:Moyo Akandé; Geoff Ayme; Bette Bourne; Stuart Bowman;Billy Boyd; Jonathan Chambers; Philip Cumbus; Gawn Grainger; Harry Hepple; Joseph Millson; Jess Murphy; Colin Ryan; Cat Simmons; Samantha Spiro; Finty Williams

The Tempest
    The Tempest is a philosophical fable which constructs a sense of art full of philosophy, illusion and
Duration: 100 min
Director:Robert Sturua
Stage Designer: Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili
Stylist: Andrei Droznin
Lighting Engineer: Gleb Fil′stinskij
Arranger: Giya Kancheli
Performer: Vyacheslav Zaharov; Kirill Flaps; Aleksandr Kalyagin; Sergey Plotnikov; Sergey Davydov; Aleksandr Nikiforov; Gregory Starostin; Vladimir Skvortsov; Andrey Kondakov; Alexei Osipov; Olga Kotelnikova; Natalia Noble; Maria Melnikova; Maxim Ermicev

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy plays. Shakespeare’s talented and creative use of dramatische poesie covered the farce with a layer of dreamlike cloak, which enhances the depth and taste of the play.
Duration: 182 min
Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Stage Designer: Jonathan Fensom
Arranger: Claire van Kampen
Performer: Huss Garbiya; Tala Gouveia; Tom Lawrence; John Light; Christopher Logan; Molly Logan; Sarah MacRae; Fergal McElherron; Edward Peel; Pearce Quigley; Stephanie Racine; Olivia Ross; Joshua Silver; Matthew Tennyson; Michelle Terry; Luke Thompson

The Taming of the Shrew
    The Taming of the Shrew was written between 1590 and 1592 and was one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, and also one of the most controversial works. This play was criticized by feminists for its misogynistic thoughts. The video that will be shown portrays a totally different version, which is subversive and modernistic.
Duration: 110 min
Director: Ivo van Hove
Play Carpenter: Alexander Schreuder
Stage Designer: Jan Versweyveld
Set Decorator: Atelier Amsterdam
Sound Designer: Marc Meulemans
Costume Designer: Lies van Assche
Performer: Alwin Pulinckx; Bart Slegers; Eelco Smits; Fred Goessens; Halina Reijn; Hans Kesting; Hélène Devos; Hugo Koolschijn; Dennis Rudge; Vanja Rukavina

Reported by: Wang Zhen

Edited By:  Xu Liangdi

Source: Peking University Library