King Lear: Contemporary Legend Theater

This is King Lear as you have never seen it before: Wu Hsing-Kuo, director of Taiwan's Contemporary Legemd Theater, has created a tour-de-force solo performance that fuses time-honored Peking Opera techniques with this classic Western tale of great power and cruel deception. Mr. Wu's fascinating adaptation has been praised around the world for its blend of Eastern and Western. In this video blog, Mr. Wu talks about how the difficulties Peking Opera has with attracting younger audiences and how his productions blend the old with the new to appeal to contemporary audiences.

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