Programme Details

Contemporary Legend Theatre
Julius Caesar

Peking opera pioneer Wu Hsing-kuo and his Contemporary Legend Theatre join forces with Zhang Jun, “the prince of kunqu”, for a daring adaptation of history’s ultimate betrayal. Witness the world premiere of the murder that rocked a republic on the coming Ides of March!

 

ABOUT

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! 

Peking opera pioneer Wu Hsing-kuo and his Contemporary Legend Theatre join forces with Zhang Jun, “the prince of kunqu”, for a daring adaptation of this major historical play. With sumptuous costumes by Academy Award-winning art director Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Dream of the Red Chamber), this thrilling hybrid of opera, modern theatre and multi-media storytelling declares that Chinese opera and Shakespearean drama are two compatible art forms that remain as relevant as ever. Witness the world premiere of the murder that rocked a republic on the coming Ides of March!

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PRODUCTION AND CAST

Director
Wu Hsing-kuo 

Playwright 
Lei Bi-Qi  

Choreographer
Lin Hsiu-Wei  

Costume Designer
Tim Yip  

Starring 
Zhang Jun 
Wu Hsing-kuo 

 

  • FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

    DATE / TIME

    13 & 14 / 3 / 2020  20:00

    15 / 3 / 2020  15:00

     

    VENUE

    Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts