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  1. All your world's a stage

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung To script, or not to script? That is the question many in the drama world contemplate. Traditional theatre prefers the use of scripts, which offer something of a safety net. However, improvisational theatre prides itself on spontaneity and the sheer freedom of acting instinctively off other actors. That is the beauty of 'improv', and witnessing a live ...

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    Peking opera master Mei Baojiu returns to Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Show time as opera master returns to old favourite A leading Peking opera master who helped the campaign to save a historic theatre venue in Hong Kong will be stepping onto the stage there again this week. Mei Baojiu, 78, and his Peking Opera Troupe are staging six shows in the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point, the first being held last night. Mei, who now ...

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    Theatre show a whole lot of love

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com Windmill Grass Theatre's founders wear their hearts on their sleeves and it's a winning strategy, writes Kevin Kwong Got a whole lotta love Edmond Tong Chun-yip, Shaw Mei-kwan and Joey Leung Cho-yiu of Windmill Grass Theatre talk about love a lot. Of their nine-year-old company's artistic direction, Leung says: "We stage ...

  4. Location, location, location- Joyce strikes again with fashion preview at Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... North Point's home of Cantonese opera, the Sunbeam Theatre, was rented for the two-day fashion preview last week. Racks of clothes from such brands as Lanvin, Alexander Wang and Neil ...

  5. Gan Opera Theatre of Jiangxi Province

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Story of the Wooden Hairpin (left), Aug 3; various opera excerpts, Aug 4; and The Injustice Done to Dou E, Aug 5. In traditional stage language of central China with influences from regional dialects of Jiangxi with ...

  6. Xiaobaihua Troupe of Hangzhou Yue Opera Theatre

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Yue (aka Shaoxin) opera troupe performs: Interrogating the Husband (left), Jul 16; The Jade Dragonfly, Jul 17; and opera excerpts Sweet Memories at the 18 Spots During the Long Farewell (from The Butterfly Lovers), Burying the Petals and Mourning Daiy ...

  7. Anhui Huangmei Opera Theatre

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Wen and Yu Shun star in the Anhui troupe's production of The Seventh Fairy Maiden (above), Jun 20; and Sun Juan, Wu Yaling and Jiang Jianguo star in its production of The Female Consort of the Princess, Jun 21. Both shows: in Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 ...

  8. Fashion and comedy on theatre's bill

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... open. The refurbished Sunbeam Theatre reopened yesterday, three months after it was saved at the last minute from permanent closure by opera writer Li Kui-ming. Li said the theatre was fully ... and celebrated Cantonese opera actress Hung Sin-nui were among the fans and performers who packed the theatre yesterday for its official reopening. Hung, 88, travelled from her home in Guangzhou ...

  9. Jingkun Theatre

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kunqu master Yu Zhenfei's disciples, Cai Zhengren and Tang Yuen-ha (left), star in performances of Kunqu opera excerpts: Beating the Flower Drum; Looking Homeward (from Su Wu Herding Sheep); The Portrait, Finding the Portrait, Calling Upon the Pictur ...

  10. Theatre directors must have a passion to learn

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... requirement for a theatre director. 'There is no specific requirement for the job. The challenge is that you can't learn this craft without doing it- yet no one will engage you unless you've already proved you have some aptitude for it,' she says A theatre director is the leader of a production and its creative team. He or she must bring together a group of talented ...




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