Theatre

李尔亡 Lear Is Dead

Organised by: 九年剧场 Nine Years Theatre
  • Date:
    26 - 28 Oct 2018
  • Time:
    Fri - Sat: 8:00pm
    Sat - Sun: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    2h, no intermission
  • Venue:
    Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3
    Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3
  • Language:
    Performed in Mandarin with English and Chinese surtitles
  • Admission:
    $58, $48, $38

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    Other Concessions/Discounts:
    Students, NSFs & senior citizens: 15% off
    Mastercard holders: 10% off (Cat 1 & 2 only)
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Synopsis:

Lear is dead, the entire country mourns. The "Fools Society" presents Lear Is Dead – a performance that tells the story of Lear:

The ageing Lear had given his land to his two elder daughters, and disowned the truthful youngest daughter. The retired Lear insisted on retaining a portion of his power. However, his two newly empowered daughters began to find their increasingly senile father intolerable. Finally, Lear was driven out of the house and into the night storm, to wander like a madman on a heath.

When power is gained, wisdom is lost. When history is learnt, the present becomes clear. Why should the jesters replay their national memory, and how will the citizens move on without Lear?

Based on Shakespeare's King Lear, Nine Years Theatre presents a re-imagined reality through the play-within-a-play, Lear Is Dead.

李尔王驾崩,举国哀悼。"愚人协会"的弄臣们筹办演出《李尔亡》,诉说李尔事迹:

老迈的李尔错把国土分给长女和次女,更把耿直的小女儿赶走。卸任后的李尔仍坚持保留部分权力。但是,拥权后的两个女儿却开始无法忍受逐渐失智的父亲。终于,在一个暴风雨夜里,李尔像一个疯子一样地被放逐荒野。

有了权力,却失了智慧。反观历史,更使现实清晰。弄臣们为了什么重现国家记忆?国民没有了李尔,又将何去何从?

取自莎士比亚名剧《李尔王》,九年剧场呈献现实幻想剧,戏中戏《李尔亡》。

李尔亡 Lear Is Dead