The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan from Shanghai Peking Opera
From China
Shanghai Jingju Theatre
The Revenge of
Prince Zi Dan (Hamlet)

Internationally renowned Shanghai Jingju Theatre transforms Shakespeare’s Hamlet into one of China’s most impressive forms of traditional art, setting the story in the fictitious ancient Chinese state of the Red City. Here, as in Shakespeare’s classic, the prince becomes disillusioned after discovering his uncle has killed his father and seduced his mother. The stage presentation strictly follows the rules of Chinese dramatic aesthetics, famous for its succinct and meaningful depiction. Described by The Guardian as “an evening that makes you sit up, look and listen afresh at a familiar story,” this Peking opera is sure to thrill.