The Bard at 450: new wave of Shakespeare hits Korea in 2014 2014/03/15, Source,
"Fair is foul, and foul is fair". It is a line from "Macbeth", a tragedy by literary giant William Shakespeare (1564-1616). The play is full of conflict and struggle between contradictory values, such as good and evil and fair and foul. As society grows larger and confusions deepen, people have come to think more about the true meaning of life and seriously discuss one's existence. It was Shakespeare who described the complexity in human conflicts and the intricacy of their emotions, better than anyone else. In celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, a series of performances, from play and opera to film and musical, are scheduled throughout the year and across Korea. Due to the penetrative insight contained in his works, many people have sympathized with his characters, regardless of time, space, society and age. The conflicts between good and evil and clashes between the expressed desires in his plays can still be reinterpreted and seem appropriate for the contemporary world,...More
Traditional Korean opera moves into the 21st century 2013/03/17, Source, Kim Seong-nyeo aims to wean changgeuk, or traditional opera, off government funds. By Jeon Ho-seong
Kim Seong-nyeo, artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company, is trying to draw theatergoers back to Korean traditional opera. Though Kim is an expert in madangnori, or traditional outdoor performances, she has shifted to changgeuk (traditional opera) since taking her new job last year. She began with an international reinterpretation of "Mr. Rabbit and the Dragon King" in 2011 and sold out tickets to thriller "Janghwa and Hongryeon" and comedy "Baebijang-jeon" last year,...More
Strong Korean Representation among Asian Film Awards Nominations 2011/02/19, Source, "Poetry" Nominated for Best Film, Best Director & Best Screenplay
The 5th Asian Film Awards, to be presented March 21 in Hong Kong, is already starting to create buzz around its nominees.
The Awards' website explains: "Launched in 2007, the Asian Film Awards (AFA) is a pioneering program honoring filmmakers with outstanding achievements in the field of Asian cinema. The AFA is the only platform in the world that brings together the best cinematic talents of Asia, drawing film fans and professionals from all across the globe. The AFA Presentation Ceremony takes place as part of the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong Opening Gala,...More
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