To accompany the staging of Oh Tae-seok’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet at the Barbican a special symposium will be held at Asia House:
Symposium: Shakespeare and Asian Theatre
Saturday 2 December at Asia House
10.30am – 1.30pm
With panellists John Russell Brown, Kim Ah-jeong, Oh Tae-seok and David Tse Ka-shing
Over the past decades, adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays have become increasingly popular in Asia. The Korean adaptation of Romeo and Juliet brought here by Asia House showing at the Barbican Centre (Pit Theatre, 23 Nov-9 Dec) is one prominent example. Coinciding with this production, Asia House presents a panel symposium focusing on the topic of Shakespeare and Asian Theatre. There will be two sessions (Session 1: 10.30-11.45, Session 2: 12.00-1.00) during which each panelist will talk on a given subject.
This will be followed by a general discussion and Q&A.
- John Russell Brown, Visiting Professor of Theatre at Middlesex University and Director of New Fortune Theatre.
- Ah-jeong Kim, Professor, Department of Theatre California State University, Northridge
- Oh Tae-Seok, Director/Playwright, Mokhwa Repertory Theatre Company & Artistic Director, National Drama Company of Korea
- David Tse Ka-shing, Artistic Director, Yellow Earth Theatre
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.