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Shakespeare in Hong Kong

Synopsis
Podcast from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Episode 27 in the series. This edition looks at how Shakespeare is stretched to tell a story of contemporary Hong Kong and colonialism in two important adaptations of Romeo and Juliet—"Crocodile River" and "Young Lovers". Then, in the 1980s, a local tradition of performing Shakespeare plays begins to merge with another art form—opera. Alexa Huang, Professor of English of George Washington University, is an expert on Sino-European cultural exchange and the globalisation of Shakespeare. Adele Lee is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Greenwich in England and the author of numerous articles about Shakespeare on film in Hong Kong.
Huang and Lee are interviewed by Neva Grant.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Recording date
1 Jul 2015
Duration
24 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Paul
Contributor
Adele Lee; Alex Huang; Neva Grant

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Hong Kong; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); globalisation; Colonialism

Notes

Notes
Podcast: http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-27 (accessed 8/2015).

Production Company

Name

R.L. Paul Productions

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