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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Video recording of the Contemporary Legend Theatre Company’s production of The Tempest co-directed by
Wu Hsing-kuo and the Hong Kong film-maker Tsui Hark. The production combines jingju, kunju, and Taiwan’s aboriginal dance, with a cinematic visual language to comment on the tension between the aboriginals and mainland Chinese immigrants to the island of Taiwan. Wu Hsing-kuo is Prospero.
Language
Chinese - Mandarin (PRC)
Country
Taiwan
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2004
Duration
164 mins

Credits

Director
Hark Tsui; Hsing-kuo Wu
Production Design
Tim Yip
Costume
Tim Yip
Cast
Hsing-kuo WuProspero
Chia-hou LiuMiranda
Sheng-li ChuAriel
Ching-ming YangCaliban
Chien ShengFerdinand
Chao-hsu LinTrinculo
Chao-hsu LinBoatswain
Chung-yuan MoAntonio
Hsu- Hsiao-tsunSebastian
Kuan-chiang WangStephano
Pao-shan MaAlonso
Zhuoyu LiuGonzalo

Additional Details

Theatre company
Contemporary Legend Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Aboriginal peoples; dance; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Beijing Opera

Notes

Textual information
Translators: Yamg Mu and Fang Ping and Adapters: Xi Zhigan and Wu Hsing-kuo

Archive

Name

globalshakespeares.mit.edu

Email
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