Source: Courtesy of the Japan Foundation
Ong Keng Sen’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear brings artists from Japan, Thailand, China and Indonesia to work together on this intercultural and collaborative piece that toured Asia & Europe. Japan Tour: Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Asia Tour: Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, and Europe Tour: Berlin and Copenhagen.
Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Tokyo, Kadoma City Culture Hall, Osaka, Fukuoka City Nishi Ward Civic Center, Fukuoka, APA (The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts), Hong Kong, Lyric Theatre (Hong Kong Performing Arts Academy, Opera Academy), Hong Kong, Kallang Theatre, Singapore, Teater Tanah Airku, Jakarta, Indonesia, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Australia, Schillertheater, Berlin, Germany, and Musikteatret Albertslund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Designers: Music Direction: Mark Chan (Singapore), Rahayu Supanggah (Indonesia), Choreography: Boi Sakti (Indonesia), Aida Redza (Malaysia), Set Design: Jusitn Hill (Australia/Singapore), Costume Design: Koji Hamai (Japan), Lighting Design: Tamotsu Harada (Japan), Sound Design: Masahiro Inoue (Japan), and Mask and Prop Design: Nobutaka Kotake (Japan)
Note: This is the full video
Note: The Making of "Lear" chronicles the creation of Lear (dir. Ong Keng Sen, script Rio Kishida, 1997). This documentary was produced by MediaCorp TV12 Singapore Pte Ltd.