莎士比亚的“暴风雨”在贵州大学 or The Tempest at GuiDa

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Our last update was about a month ago…It feels in some ways like a year.  The Tempest showcased the talents of 16 English majors who all dedicated the past three months of their lives to this production.  Their work paid off in two successful evenings of Shakespeare at Guizhou University.

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Eastward to the Chinese Universities Shakespeare Festival

[Vivien as Prospero in The Tempest]

 We spent our Thanksgiving Holiday on a 25 hour train ride from Guiyang to Hangzhou. We traveled with three student actors and our Chinese colleague, Cathy.  While we are doing the full version of The Tempest, three actors are eligible to participate in the Chinese Universities Shakespeare Festival with a 20 minute cutting of the play.  A very wealthy Hong Kong business man set up a trust about ten years ago to support the learning and performing of Shakespeare throughout China.  To this end, each year universities send three actors and a teacher on an all expense paid trip to either Hangzhou or Hong Kong to meet with a Shakespeare specialist.  This year our students worked with Elizabeth O’Connor from Christ Church, New Zealand’s Court Theatre.

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