MEDEA - THE CONTEMPORARY LEGEND THEATRE
|19:30 | 香港大會堂音樂廳 Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
當代傳奇劇場由台灣京劇大師吳興國創立於 1986 年，以改編自莎士比亞《馬克白》之《慾望城國》一鳴驚人。歷年陸續改編《馬克白》、《李爾在此》、《奧瑞斯提亞》及《樓蘭女》等莎士比亞名劇及希臘悲劇，以傳統京劇講究之唱、做、唸、搭配濃烈之視覺妝容，呈現有如西方歌劇之現代京劇表演。
《樓蘭女》是當代傳奇劇場於 1993 年改編自希臘悲劇《米蒂亞》之力作，背景則搬到在中國歷史上曾出現又神秘消失的樓蘭古國。此齣悲劇能從遠古希臘迄今不斷為人改編演出，自有其傳世之劇情張力與感情力量。此次來港首演結合了吳興國之編導，香港 奧斯卡金像獎得主葉錦添之服裝設計，台灣名作曲家許博允之音樂與台灣京嗓天后魏海敏之主演，將是恣意於古典與前衛而動人心絃之藝術饗宴。
The Contemporary Legend Theatre was founded by Mr. Wu Hsing-kuo in 1986 and became famous with its debut work Kingdomof Desire, adapted from Shakespeare's Macbet h. With a mission of modernizing Peking opera for modern audience, the CLT has successfully adapted Shakespeare's works and Greek tragedies like Macbeth, King Lear, Oresteia, and Medea, combining the elements of Eastern and Western culture.
The CLT's merging Peking opera with Western theatre has not only played an important role in promoting the development and innovation of traditional theater and music, but has also attracted worldwide attention. For years the CLT has been invited to perform at important arts festivals held in the United Kingdom, France, Japan, etc., making it one of the most excellent performing arts groups in Taiwan.
The show the CLT will put on at the 3rd Taiwan November festival was adapted in 1993 from the Greek tragedy Medea, with its background set at Lou Lan—an ancient country that had appeared but vanished mysteriously in the Chinese history. Directed by Mr. Wu Hsing-kuo with Taiwan's premier Peking opera actress Wei Hai-min playing the leading role and Hong Kong 's artistic master Mr. Ye Jintian being its stage and costume designer, this show, merging classic and modern factors, will surely touch the heartstrings of the audiences.