Director LI Liuyi’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is staged at NCPA

NCPANovember/29/2018
On the evening of November 28th, director LI Liuyi’s drama The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was staged at the NCPA. The drama is produced by theatre director LI Liuyi with set designer Michael Simon and famous art director ZHANG Shuping.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Chinese popular outstanding artists, including HU Jun, PU Cunxin, LU Fang and JING Hao, performed the drama with superb skills, showing the charm of the Shakespearean classic to the audience.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was produced by Chinese artists under the “Shakespeare Folio Translation Project” of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and unveiled in simple but abstract stage scenery.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

To maximally retain the charm of the original play, both traditional elements and modern symbols are applied to the scenery design and visual modelling of this version.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Director LI Liuyi said, “To revive The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, we spent lots of time reading the script. After comparing the translations by ZHU Shenghao, BIAN Zhilin and LIANG Shiqiu, we finally chose LI Jianming’s translation, which preserves the tradition and reflects the contemporary spirit.”

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The story made up four hundred years ago, was easily understood by the contemporary audience, and the performers acted out the classic of a philosophical theme exquisitely with every detail rendered to the life.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

HU Jun said frankly, “I found there is no difference between the story made up four hundred years ago and the reality. I grasped the subtext in the script. I put myself in it and discovered many different interpretations. The various possibilities are none other than the greatest charm of this drama.”

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

HU Jun's wife LU Fang starred in the drama to play the queen and Ophelia. It is worth mentioning that HU Jun and LU Fang work together again on the stage after a dozen years, and that their daughter Jiujiu also played a “singer” on the stage.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

As a Chinese actor that has starred in the largest number of Shakespeare’s and Chekhov’s plays, famous dramatic artist PU Cunxin played the King of Denmark and the ghost of the former king.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Other artists who have partnered with director LI Liuyi for many times also gave a wonderful performance that evening. The drama will be performed for eight times altogether for drama lovers and come to an end on December 5th.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

  • On the evening of November 28th, director LI Liuyi’s drama The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was staged at the NCPA. The drama is produced by theatre director LI Liuyi with set designer Michael Simon and famous art director ZHANG Shuping.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • Chinese popular outstanding artists, including HU Jun, PU Cunxin, LU Fang and JING Hao, performed the drama with superb skills, showing the charm of the Shakespearean classic to the audience.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was produced by Chinese artists under the “Shakespeare Folio Translation Project” of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and unveiled in simple but abstract stage scenery.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • To maximally retain the charm of the original play, both traditional elements and modern symbols are applied to the scenery design and visual modelling of this version.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • Director LI Liuyi said, “To revive The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, we spent lots of time reading the script. After comparing the translations by ZHU Shenghao, BIAN Zhilin and LIANG Shiqiu, we finally chose LI Jianming’s translation, which preserves the tradition and reflects the contemporary spirit.”

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • The story made up four hundred years ago, was easily understood by the contemporary audience, and the performers acted out the classic of a philosophical theme exquisitely with every detail rendered to the life.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • HU Jun said frankly, “I found there is no difference between the story made up four hundred years ago and the reality. I grasped the subtext in the script. I put myself in it and discovered many different interpretations. The various possibilities are none other than the greatest charm of this drama.”

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • HU Jun's wife LU Fang starred in the drama to play the queen and Ophelia. It is worth mentioning that HU Jun and LU Fang work together again on the stage after a dozen years, and that their daughter Jiujiu also played a “singer” on the stage.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • As a Chinese actor that has starred in the largest number of Shakespeare’s and Chekhov’s plays, famous dramatic artist PU Cunxin played the King of Denmark and the ghost of the former king.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

  • Other artists who have partnered with director LI Liuyi for many times also gave a wonderful performance that evening. The drama will be performed for eight times altogether for drama lovers and come to an end on December 5th.

    Photo by WANG XiaojingLearn more

On the evening of November 28th, director LI Liuyi’s drama The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was staged at the NCPA. The drama is produced by theatre director LI Liuyi with set designer Michael Simon and famous art director ZHANG Shuping.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Chinese popular outstanding artists, including HU Jun, PU Cunxin, LU Fang and JING Hao, performed the drama with superb skills, showing the charm of the Shakespearean classic to the audience.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was produced by Chinese artists under the “Shakespeare Folio Translation Project” of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and unveiled in simple but abstract stage scenery.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

To maximally retain the charm of the original play, both traditional elements and modern symbols are applied to the scenery design and visual modelling of this version.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Director LI Liuyi said, “To revive The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, we spent lots of time reading the script. After comparing the translations by ZHU Shenghao, BIAN Zhilin and LIANG Shiqiu, we finally chose LI Jianming’s translation, which preserves the tradition and reflects the contemporary spirit.”

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

The story made up four hundred years ago, was easily understood by the contemporary audience, and the performers acted out the classic of a philosophical theme exquisitely with every detail rendered to the life.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

HU Jun said frankly, “I found there is no difference between the story made up four hundred years ago and the reality. I grasped the subtext in the script. I put myself in it and discovered many different interpretations. The various possibilities are none other than the greatest charm of this drama.”

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

HU Jun's wife LU Fang starred in the drama to play the queen and Ophelia. It is worth mentioning that HU Jun and LU Fang work together again on the stage after a dozen years, and that their daughter Jiujiu also played a “singer” on the stage.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

As a Chinese actor that has starred in the largest number of Shakespeare’s and Chekhov’s plays, famous dramatic artist PU Cunxin played the King of Denmark and the ghost of the former king.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

Other artists who have partnered with director LI Liuyi for many times also gave a wonderful performance that evening. The drama will be performed for eight times altogether for drama lovers and come to an end on December 5th.

Photo by WANG Xiaojing

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