In praise of learning and memorising hard

It's not uncommon to see students stay awake for insanely long periods of time, especially when out partying and enjoying themselves.

Thursday, 17 November, 2011, 12:00am

BOOK (430BC)

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (Penguin Classics)

For the past century, Sophocles' seminal work of theatrical tragedy has been interpreted mainly as cutting close to the Freudian bone. When we consider Oedipus today, we think not of his complexity, but his complex.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Greek Theatron, McAulay Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre Reviewed: Jul 2

Theatron's staging of Steven Berkoff's Greek is a revival of a 1997 production which, according to director Michael Harley, 'received high praise in the press and played to full houses'.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Maestro in demand

By next week it will probably be too late to get tickets to hear violinist Pinchas Zukerman perform at the Cultural Centre, such is the maestro's reputation. He is so much in demand as a teacher as well as a musician that he has become an enthusiastic pioneer of teaching master classes live by television link to faraway students.

11 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Stage focus on conflicting roles of men and women

EXPLORATION Theatre is presenting two original plays Oedipus vs Electra and Bed Down next month.

Oedipus vs Electra explores the conflicting social roles of mutual sexes in the '90s, their values, behaviour and personalities.

Bed Down is a solo performance focusing on a father, his son and their bed.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am