Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jane Eyre back again in Beijing

It's almost a tradition since 2009 when the play was first premiered in Beijing. Yu Rongjun's Jane Eyre adaptation returns to the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing for the summer:

Jane Eyre
Production: National Centre for the Performing Arts
Co-produced by National Centre for the Performing Arts, National Theatre of China
Presenter: National Theatre of China
Jun. 10, 2014-Jun. 22, 2014, 7.30 PM
Based on Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane EyrePlaywright: Yu Rongjun
Director: Wang Xiaoying
Stage Design: Liu Kedong
Lighting Design: Xing Xin
Costume Design: Gai Yan
Make-up Design: Zhao He
Lead Cast: Yuan Quan, Wang Luoyong

The silent piano, closed suitcase...under the spotlight, Jane Eyre, in a long grey skirt, bursts into the still life-like stage. In the misty fog, standing outside the Thornfield manor gate, Jane Eyre unintentionally starts the fate engine of the people in this old manor.

In June 2009, Jane Eyre pioneered by NCPA was staged for the first time, and this was also the first interpretation of Charlotte Brontë's classical novel of the same name on the stage of drama in China. Wang Xiaoying and Yu Rongjun served as the director and the writer respectively. With undiluted poetic language and excellent stage effect, thousands of audiences were immersed into the amazing 160-minute play, and quickly identified with the characters of the play.

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