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Lear Dreaming

Synopsis
Video recording of Ong Ken Sen’s Lear Dreaming. The story is set in the context of King Lear’s sleep of death, as he reminisces on the folly of his ways which led him to lose his kingdom to his daughter.
Country
Singapore
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012
Duration
93 mins

Credits

Director
Ong Keng Sen
Music
Rahayu Supanggah; Toru Yamankaya
Production Design
Justin Hill
Costume
Mitsushi Yanaihara
Cast
Naohiko UmewakaOld Man (Lear)
Man WuDaughter (Cordelia)
Kwon Soon KangMother
PitermanLoyal attendant

Additional Details

Theatre
Drama Theatre, School of the Arts, Singpore
Theatre company
TheatreWorks
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Noh drama; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multiculturalism

Notes

Notes
Performed in Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin. Streamed at: http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/lear-dreaming-ong-keng-sen-2012 (accessed 8/2013).
General
Gamelan music composed, directed and performed by: Rahayu Suppanggah. Electronic music composed and performed by Toru Yamankaya.
History
World premiere at the 2102 Singapore Arts Festival
Textual information
Text fragments inspired by King Lear by Rio Kishida. Additional text by Rahayu Supanggah, Kwon Soon Kang, and
Piterman

Archive

Name

globalshakespeares.mit.edu

Email
globalshax-www@mit.edu
Web
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