Chinese theatre director Wang Chong has adapted Neil Bartlett’s play The Plague, based on Albert Camus’ book, for the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival Chinese theatre director Wang Chong has adapted Neil Bartlett’s play The Plague, based on Albert Camus’ book, for the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival
Chinese theatre director Wang Chong has adapted Neil Bartlett’s play The Plague, based on Albert Camus’ book, for the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival

Classic pandemic novel The Plague given Covid-19 treatment in two new productions for Hong Kong Arts Festival

  • The modern interpretations of Albert Camus’ classic novel will be shown online, with the English version streamed live by six actors in six countries
  • Both versions avoid being critical of governments’ response to the pandemic in mainland China and Hong Kong, respectively, instead marking a positive tone

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Chinese theatre director Wang Chong has adapted Neil Bartlett’s play The Plague, based on Albert Camus’ book, for the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival Chinese theatre director Wang Chong has adapted Neil Bartlett’s play The Plague, based on Albert Camus’ book, for the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival
Chinese theatre director Wang Chong has adapted Neil Bartlett’s play The Plague, based on Albert Camus’ book, for the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival
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