The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0371 Monday, 21 February 2000.
Date: Monday, 21 Feb 2000 10:12:49 +0900
Subject: 11.0348 A Musical Tempest in Seoul
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0348 A Musical Tempest in Seoul
Sorry, I was offered a chance to see it, but chose a cup of tea
instead. I was at the Opera House one evening as it started and it
looked (and sounded) extremely Kitsch. A British stage-managing friend
who did see it used the word 'mish-mash' of its style ('a bit of all
sorts of things') and assured me that it owed virtually nothing to
Shakespeare so far as he could tell (there was a translation into
English projected overhead in case anyone needed it). Its cast and
director are Names in Korea, there was enough official funding for them
not to need a paying audience so that almost everyone came with a free
ticket, and the production was not covered in either of the
English-language newspapers or I would give you a URL. C'est la vie.
Sogang University, Seoul, Korea