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Live from Stratford-upon-Avon

“Live from Stratford-upon-Avon” marks a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Trafalgar Releasing, which has since 2013 sought to introduce the best Shakespeare plays on stage to audiences all over the world. “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon” will screen selected live productions from Shakespeare’s hometown by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This autumn, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) and Beijing’s ATW Culture Media Co., Ltd. premieres screenings of The TempestKing LearLove’s Labour’s Lost, and Much Ado About Nothing. The use of slide rails, close-ups, and other features offers audiences a detailed audiovisual experience that heightens the unique charms of the theater.

 

Ticketing:

RMB 120 / Adult

RMB 80 / UCCA member

 

200RMB Ticket Package / Adult

160RMB Ticket Package / UCCA member

 

Note

*Enjoy UCCA Member ticket prices with the purchase of a yearly membership card (RMB 300);

*Collect your ticket from reception 30 minutes before the event begins;

*Please no late entry;

*Seating is limited, and tickets must be collected individually;

*Please keep mobile devices on silent.

 

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Schedule

9.9(Sat)14:00-17:00  The Tempest

9.9(Sat)18:00-21: 30  King Lear

 

9.23(Sat)14:00-17:00  Love’s Labour’s Lost

9.23(Sat)18:00-21:00  Love’s Labour’s Won (Much Ado About Nothing)

 

10.14(Sat)14:00-17:00  The Tempest

10.14(Sat)18:00-21: 30  King Lear

 

10.28(Sat) 14:00-17:00  Love’s Labour’s Lost

10.28(Sat) 18:00-21:00  Love’s Labour’s Won (Much Ado About Nothing)

About the Film

The Tempest

Director: Gregory Doran

Starring: Simon Russell Beale

Genre: Stage play

Country: UK

Duration: 178 min

On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm, he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

 

King Lear

Director: Gregory Doran

Starring: Antony Sher

Genre: Stage play

Country: UK

Duration: 214 min (with a 11-min intermission)

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s great 20th century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. The production is directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

 

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Director: Christopher Luscombe

Starring: Leah Whitaker

Genre: Stage play

Country: UK

Duration: 178 min (with a 12-min intermission)

‘We lose ourselves to keep our oaths.’ Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Don’t miss Shakespeare’s two great romantic comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (or Much Ado About Nothing), as this widely acclaimed pairing arrive in China, following hugely successful runs in Stratford-upon-Avon, Chichester and London’s West End. Two sparklingly funny romances are brought together by the innovative matching of events, characters and themes. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, with a dazzling design by Simon Higlett and glorious music by Nigel Hess, the two productions are set either side of the First World War. Love’s Labour’s Lost conjures up the carefree elegance of a pre‑war Edwardian summer, whilst Love’s Labour’s Won  presents a changed world with the roaring 20s just around the corner. An immensely talented ensemble perform in both plays which can be seen as single performances or enjoyed as one extraordinary event on our two-show days.

 

Love’s Labour’s WonMuch Ado About Nothing

Director: Christopher Luscombe

Starring: Edward Bennett/ Lisa Dillon

Genre: Stage play

Country: UK

Duration: 183 min (with a 12-min intermission)

‘Sigh no more, ladies – men were deceivers ever.’ Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. Don’t miss Shakespeare’s two great romantic comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (or Much Ado About Nothing), as this widely acclaimed pairing arrive in China, following hugely successful runs in Stratford-upon-Avon, Chichester and London’s West End. Two sparklingly funny romances are brought together by the innovative matching of events, characters and themes. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, with a dazzling design by Simon Higlett and glorious music by Nigel Hess, the two productions are set either side of the First World War. Love’s Labour’s Lost conjures up the carefree elegance of a pre‑war Edwardian summer, whilst Love’s Labour’s Won  presents a changed world with the roaring 20s just around the corner. An immensely talented ensemble perform in both plays which can be seen as single performances or enjoyed as one extraordinary event on our two-show days.

Collaborators

Royal Shakespeare Company

Trafalgar Releasing

Beijing ATW Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Arts Council England

British Council

Projection Support

BARCO

Screenings
  • 2017.9.9 – 2017.10.28
  • Auditorium
  • English with Chinese subtitles
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