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Shakespearean Tragedies

English literature poses 2 endings in Ho drama

'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child,' laments King Lear in the tragic play by William Shakespeare.

Monday, 31 January, 2011, 12:00am

The Shakespeare Curse

The Shakespeare Curse by J.L. Carrell Harper, HK$94

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Fool by Christopher Moore Little, Brown HK$94

It may seem foolhardy, madcap even, to revisit the Bard's sacred work but that's what surrealist US author Christopher Moore has done with Fool, his bawdy retelling of Shakespeare's mad sovereign, King Lear, through the eyes of his jester (the Fool).

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

by David Wroblewski



21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

No holds Bard

The Royal Shakespeare Company was never like this. Hamlet writhes elegantly on the ground screaming in mental anguish, while ghostly figures wail mournfully. Richly coloured mosaic projections flutter over the stage and electronic sounds emanate from strategically placed speakers.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

The Lodger

by Charles Nicholl Penguin, HK$153

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Much ado about studying the Bard

Centuries ago, when he penned those words, it's probably safe to assume William Shakespeare never imagined the phrase would one day encapsulate how many students around the world felt about his work. He is hailed as possibly the world's greatest literary genius, but the language of Shakespeare's work has tormented generations of students.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Tang delights in minimalist approach

Cannibalism. Rape. Mutilation. Not things you'd normally associate with Shakespeare but this is what led the Reduced Shakespeare Company to call his 'Quentin Tarantino phase'.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Triumph of the Will

China has a love-hate relationship with Old Man Sha, better known beyond the mainland as the Bard, William Shakespeare, and travellers had best be ready to argue whether it really is better to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and by opposing end them, or just go with the flow.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Language point

... said Fabrice Roszczka, who works for one of the organisers, the Paul Guinot association that since the first world war has helped France's blind and visually handicapped. Here, 'who' is used to provide information on Roszczka, and 'that' to inform readers of the association's function. Below are some rules to bear in mind when using similar words:

27 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

The Play

The Play


Shakespeare's tragedy, directed and adapted by Peter Stein and performed by Russian actors. In Russian with Chinese and English surtitles. Thu-Mon, 7.30pm. Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre, Salisbury Rd, TST. $200-$360 Urbtix. For further details, call 2268 7323

16 May 2004 - 12:00am

Shakespeare in a hurry

'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)' is a hysterical, high-speed romp through the Bard's work. Don't go expecting a serious, highbrow performance - how could it be? With just three actors and 37 plays to get through in 97 minutes, there is a lot of ground to cover and allowances are made.

7 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Hysterical slice of Bard's works has them rolling in the aisles

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Lyric Theatre

8pm, Until March 13

Remember how hysterical it was when movie clips were played backwards? Well, you haven't experienced hysteria until you've seen Hamlet performed backwards by Ezra Bix, Berynn and Tim Schwerdt.

7 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Family ties through the ages

Our relationship with our parents is one of the most significant we will experience. Whether we like it or not, that first relationship - good or bad - is echoed throughout our lives.

2 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) APA Drama Theatre October 5 It sounds like a student's dream show: all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays in 97 minutes. So you can forget not understanding the plot, or falling asleep during the soliloquies.

7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am