NCPA Shakespearean drama King Lear is restaged grippingly

NCPAJanuary/22/2018
On the evening of January 20th, King Lear, the co-production of the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) and Beijing LI Liuyi Theatre Studio started to go on stage for a second round at the NCPA.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The drama King Lear, which was launched by co-producers NCPA and LI Liuyi Theatre Studio in 2017, has been in rehearsal according to the new translation in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Shakespearean Play Stage Production Translation Project” in a bid to evoke the highlights of the play to make its tragic nature more prominent.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Set designer Michael Simon combines traditional elements with the symbol of power in order not to violate the original spirit. The stage is furnished in a concise manner, with a lifting cube symbolizing the throne and two-tailed steps to imply kingship.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The costumes are also classic ones, chief among them, which are common plaid British clothes.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

King Lear features famous performing artist, PU Cunxin, to whom King Lear, a classic character created by Shakespeare, is a third challenging role following Hamlet and Coriolanus.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

LU Fang, ZHAO Ling and YANG Qi has redefined and rationalized the conventionally defined “evil nature” of Regan, Edmund and Goneril, making these characters better-rounded and more rational.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

JING Hao and WANG Wenjie portrayed the role of Edgar and Cordelia, who are misunderstood by their fathers but still kind-hearted. All disputes settled, Edgar walked slowly up to the top of the steps, which symbolizes the power with his sword pointing at distance. The final scene gives the whole play a lingering charm, making it so impressive.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The performance of King Lear will continue on staging every day until January 28 th (except for the 22nd), to present drama lovers a lovely New Year’s gift.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

  • On the evening of January 20th, King Lear, the co-production of the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) and Beijing LI Liuyi Theatre Studio started to go on stage for a second round at the NCPA.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The drama King Lear, which was launched by co-producers NCPA and LI Liuyi Theatre Studio in 2017, has been in rehearsal according to the new translation in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Shakespearean Play Stage Production Translation Project” in a bid to evoke the highlights of the play to make its tragic nature more prominent.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • Set designer Michael Simon combines traditional elements with the symbol of power in order not to violate the original spirit. The stage is furnished in a concise manner, with a lifting cube symbolizing the throne and two-tailed steps to imply kingship.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The costumes are also classic ones, chief among them, which are common plaid British clothes.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • King Lear features famous performing artist, PU Cunxin, to whom King Lear, a classic character created by Shakespeare, is a third challenging role following Hamlet and Coriolanus.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • LU Fang, ZHAO Ling and YANG Qi has redefined and rationalized the conventionally defined “evil nature” of Regan, Edmund and Goneril, making these characters better-rounded and more rational.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • JING Hao and WANG Wenjie portrayed the role of Edgar and Cordelia, who are misunderstood by their fathers but still kind-hearted. All disputes settled, Edgar walked slowly up to the top of the steps, which symbolizes the power with his sword pointing at distance. The final scene gives the whole play a lingering charm, making it so impressive.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The performance of King Lear will continue on staging every day until January 28 th (except for the 22nd), to present drama lovers a lovely New Year’s gift.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

On the evening of January 20th, King Lear, the co-production of the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) and Beijing LI Liuyi Theatre Studio started to go on stage for a second round at the NCPA.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The drama King Lear, which was launched by co-producers NCPA and LI Liuyi Theatre Studio in 2017, has been in rehearsal according to the new translation in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Shakespearean Play Stage Production Translation Project” in a bid to evoke the highlights of the play to make its tragic nature more prominent.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Set designer Michael Simon combines traditional elements with the symbol of power in order not to violate the original spirit. The stage is furnished in a concise manner, with a lifting cube symbolizing the throne and two-tailed steps to imply kingship.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The costumes are also classic ones, chief among them, which are common plaid British clothes.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

King Lear features famous performing artist, PU Cunxin, to whom King Lear, a classic character created by Shakespeare, is a third challenging role following Hamlet and Coriolanus.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

LU Fang, ZHAO Ling and YANG Qi has redefined and rationalized the conventionally defined “evil nature” of Regan, Edmund and Goneril, making these characters better-rounded and more rational.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

JING Hao and WANG Wenjie portrayed the role of Edgar and Cordelia, who are misunderstood by their fathers but still kind-hearted. All disputes settled, Edgar walked slowly up to the top of the steps, which symbolizes the power with his sword pointing at distance. The final scene gives the whole play a lingering charm, making it so impressive.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The performance of King Lear will continue on staging every day until January 28 th (except for the 22nd), to present drama lovers a lovely New Year’s gift.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

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