December events 2006

Mokhwa Repertory Company: Romeo and Juliet
Mokhwa Repertory Company: Romeo and Juliet – at the Barbican this month

Keep your eyes on my events calendar. I don’t always specifically announce updates to the calendar, and there’s always a last-minute event or two which are worthwhile.

For December, here’s what’s happening:

  • The Mokhwa Theatre Company’s presentation of Romeo & Juliet continues at the Barbican until 9 December. Director Oh Tae-Suk participates in the Symposium at Asia House on 2 December. I’ll be posting a review of the performance shortly, taking account of yesterday’s Q&A and the symposium.
  • Other than the Shakespeare symposium, talks this month include Rowan Pease at Chatham House on 6 Dec (Hallyu in China), musings on North Korean art from Koen DeCeuster at SOAS on 8 Dec; plus Jim Hoare and Lee Jiyoon lead discussions on South Korean artists’ response to a divided Korea at Asia House on 11 December. The exhibition “Through the looking glass” at Asia House is essential viewing. I’m pleased to announce a review of the show, not written by me, you’ll be glad to hear, will appear early next week.
  • Think Korea 2006 wraps up on 13 December at the Fairfield Hall, with a preview at the Royal Northern in Manchester on 11 December. Many thanks are due to the sponsors and organisers for a fantastic year, and we look forward to more next year.

Lee Myung-se’s The Duelist, originally scheduled for nationwide release on 8 December, has now been postponed until 30 March next year.

Please shout if I’ve missed anything.

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