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Peking Opera adaptation of 'The Taming of the Shrew' to be staged

VETERAN performers of over 10 theater troupes from all over the world will present their latest theater interpretation of Shakespeare classics at Shanghai Theater Academy from September 11 to 17.

The festival will also offer Peking Opera adaptation of the Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" and modern drama "Hamlet in Shanghai Alley."

Foreign performing artists will host academic workshops with local scholars and students. 

The Shakespeare Festival is a special edition of the 9th Shanghai International Experiment Theater Festival. 
Officials from Shanghai Theater Academy said that it is held to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this year. 

This year's festival is also a collaboration with International Theater Institute.

A total of 15 productions of different styles will be staged. Performances include "Hamlet, Witness of Denmark," a play of Iran, Italian production "Ballad to Shakespeare," UK production "Macbeth: Without Words" and Ukrainian production "King Lear."


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