A playwright and master of the modern short story, Anton Chekhov is globally acclaimed for his laconic but precise explorations of life, with a fair dose of black humor. 114 years after his death, Chekhov still remains a beacon in world literature.
In tribute to Chekhov’s great mind, Tong Daoming, a scriptwriter specializing in works by Chekhov, along with Shang Lei, an up-and-coming Chinese director, will be presenting adaptations of four of Chekhov’s short stories including “A Chameleon” and “The Chorus Girl”, at Penghao Theatre in Beijing.
Following the form of drama with narrative, the performance, according to Tong, will be seeing “a very obvious emphasis on how the events and suffering of the main characters in these four short stories mirror many Chinese people’s life nowadays”.
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Four Short Stories by Anton Chekhov, Nov 6-8
Students 16+. This event will be delivered in Chinese. RMB 50. 9-9.30pm. Penghao Theatre, No.35 Dongmianhua Hutong, Dongcheng District. 东城区东棉花胡同35号蓬蒿剧场 (6400 6452/6400 6472)
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