MOKWHA REPERTORY COMPANY < Tempest >
|MOKWHA REPERTORY COMPANY|
|Tea-suk OH (director)|
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The Tempest, vividly illustrated and analysed in an eastern style of Shakespeare
The story of The Tempest is so vast that it is called the crown jewel of Shakespeare’s works. It meets the story of the Three Kingdoms of Korea through Oh TaeSeok to become Mokhwa Theatrical Company’s unique performance. Prospero is replaced by Jilji, the king of Garak Kingdom, and Alonzo by Jabi, the king of Silla. The story’s background is an isolated island in the South Sea where Gaya and Silla are in conflict in the 5th century. Watch Korea’s Tempest produced with the peculiar directing technique of Oh, maestro of the Korean theater, in harmony with Baekjung Nori (summer folk festival), gags and Ssitkkimgut (shaman ritual) which used to be enjoyed by Korean ancestors.
It is Korea, but it is Shakespeare, too.
2011 Edinbrugh International Festival (HERALD ANGEL AWARD)
The Times, 16 August, 2011 -Robert Dawson Scott
"La tempestad" venida de Corea es toda una delicia.
2016 Chile Santiago A mil Festival
El Mercurio, 20 January, 2016 - Pedro Labra Herrera
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Mokhwa ("Raw Cotton") Repertory Company (MRC) is led by playwright/director Oh Tae-suk who has established a unique world of theatre since 1967 when he won the annual New Literary Award by The Chosun Ilbo with his drama Wedding Dress. MRC was founded in 1984 with a premiere production of Africa. Over the past two decades, the company has been steadfastly dedicated to creating fifty plays by Oh Tae-suk including MRC’s representative works such as Lifecord, Intimacy Between Father and Son, Ch’unp’ung’s Wife, Why did Shim Ch’ong Plunge into the Sea Twice?, Prisoner of Thousand Years and Bicycle.
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