A rehearsal of Tang Shu-wing’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A rehearsal of Tang Shu-wing’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Shakespeare play King Lear without words – Hong Kong director’s all-female adaptation puts a fresh spin on the famous tragedy

  • Tang Shu-wing’s non-verbal King Lear uses gestures, bodily interactions and occasional howls of anguish to immerse audiences in the Shakespearean tragedy
  • He says the all-female cast is a counter to the misogyny inherent in many of Shakespeare’s plays

A rehearsal of Tang Shu-wing’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A rehearsal of Tang Shu-wing’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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