As part of Think Korea, a big Shakespeare adaptation at the Barbican by one of Korea’s leading playwrights.
Coinciding with this production are several talks / educational events:
- 15 November: a lecture presented by John Russell Brown, on Oh Tae-seok, Shakespeare and popular theatre, at Asia House
- 30 November: a talk by Oh Tae-seok after the evening’s performance at the Barbican
- 2 December: a symposium on Shakespeare and Asian Theatre at Asia House
Romeo and Juliet
23 Nov – 9 Dec 2006
Barbican Centre Pit Theatre
Known as the ‘Brecht’ of Korea, Master Oh is one of the most famous playwrights in Korea today. His plays are energetic and fun, transcending the lanugate barrier to appeal to an international audience. His theatre works connect Korea’s past with the present by exploring traditional perfoining arts, history, shaman rites and legendsin search of what he calls ‘Korean-ness’.
Master Oh Tae Sok has won many prestigious awards including Ho-Am Artist of the Year 2005. This will be the first time that his Company will perform in the UK and it is most appropriate for him to bring his unique interpretation of Romeo and Juliet to the home of Shakespeare.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.