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The Tempest


Date: August 09 - 15

Venue: NCPA Theater

The five-act play The Tempest is the last play Shakespeare wrote by himself, demonstrating his vision of the future of humanity in the late stages of his works. He depicts the sadness and joy in the world in his work and calls for the spirit of forgiveness, reconciliation, and charity. The peacefulness and atmosphere that it exhibits, as well as its desire for the future of mankind make it even more an immortal classic in literary history. As the NCPA’s fourth production of Shakespeare’s masterpieces following A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and King Lear, this production also assembles a group of outstanding creative and actor teams. The well-known drama and film director, Tim Supple will be the director of the play, and the famous Chinese performing artist, PU Cunxin will play the role of the exiled Duke of Milan, Prospero.

Meanwhile, The Tempest is one of the excellent dramas in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare Folio Project, which is set to explore a new direction for Shakespearean drama translations, taking into consideration suitability for dramatic presentations, ease of actors’ reading, and the improvements of popular audience appreciation and to introduce new translations of Shakespearean scripts.

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