Macbeth: A Lecture Demonstration by Tang Shu-wing Theatre, Hong Kong

Macbeth: A Lecture Demonstration by Tang Shu-wing Theatre, Hong Kong

In 2015, Hong Kong-based Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio was invited to present their landmark production of Macbeth at London’s Globe to Globe Shakespeare Festival, at the Globe Theatre. In this lecture-demonstration, artistic director Tang Shu-wing will discuss their production and members of the Studio will present several scenes. Using physical theatre, this version of Macbeth transmits the spirit of the play through a succession of stylized images, where body expression, physical movements and live accompaniment expose the characters’ relationship as well as the director’s vision of time and space. 

This event is the 2020 Kirk Davis Jr. Public Shakespeare Lecture. Additional support from UCI Shakespeare Center donors and UCI’s Center for Asian Studies.

Please also join us for a symposium and discussion on Monday, February 3, HG1030. Details TBA.

About Tang Shu-Wing Theatre Studio

With minimalism as its main artistic pursuit, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, formerly known as No Man's Land, was founded in 1996. It aims to promote the development of contemporary theatre through creative works and education. It is one of Hong Kong's most distinctive creative forces. Its works have been showcased in major platforms such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the New Vision Arts Festival. Its key works in recent years, ranging from reinterpretation of classics, non-verbal comedy and dance theatre, include Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus 2.0, Detention, Thunderstorm and Macbeth. They have won accolades in the Hong Kong Drama Awards, Hong Kong Dance Awards and the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards, and have participated in a number of international arts festivals, including the Globe to Globe Festival of Shakespeare's Globe, where their Macbeth was performed, plus Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Gdansk International Shakespeare Festival, Neuss International Shakespeare Festival, Ostrava International Shakespeare Festival, Nanlouguxiang Theatre Festival of Beijing, Singapore Huayi Arts Festival, Taipei Guandu Arts Festival and Shanghai ACT International Theatre Festival.


Event Details

  • When: Tuesday, February 4, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall
  • Organizer: Julia Lupton (email)
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