- Wu’s Lear is Here English & Chinese script
- Ong’s Lear multilingual script (Rio Kishida, scriptwriter)
- King Lear Text
- Essay by Alexa Huang, George Washington University, “Shakespeare, Performance, and Autobiographical Interventions”
- An Interview with Wu Hsing-kuo by Alexa Huang, George Washington University
- Essay by Li Lan Yong, National University of Singapore, “Shakespeare, Asian Actors and Intercultural Scholarship”
Wu’s Shakespeare productions (and date of premiere)
Kingdom of Desire [Macbeth], 1986
War and Eternity [Hamlet], 1990
Lear is Here, 2001
The Tempest, 2004
Key artistic influences on Lear is Here
Martha Graham (1894-1991): Founding figure in Modern Dance, Wu’s training and performance in modern dance was heavily influenced by Graham’s practice and ideas
Kursowa, Akira (1910-1998): Film director (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood [Castle of the Spider’s Web], an adaptation of Macbeth). Kurosawa was an important influence on Wu’s Kingdom of Desire [Macbeth], 1985.
Mnouchkine, Ariane (1939- ): Director of Theatre de Complicité, Paris. A leading avant-garde director internationally, Mnouchkine encouraged Wu to stage Lear is Here.
Zhou, Zengrong (1927-2000): Wu’s teacher and mentor in Beijing opera.
Chinese Theater Terms
Key Publications on Wu Hsing-kuo in English
Huang, Alexa C.Y. Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange NY (Columbia UP, 2009) 216-228.
[See also: Alexa Huang’s essay under Essays & Interviews]
Li, Ruru The Soul of Beijing Opera Hong Kong (HKUP, 2010) “Wu Hsing-kuo: Subversion or Innovation” 241-58.
Yong, Li Lan “Shakespeare and the Fiction of the Intercultural” in Barbara Hodgdon and William B. Worthen, eds. A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005) 527–549.
[See also: Li Lan Yong’s essay under Essays & Interviews]
- “The Making of Lear“ – a documentary film about Ong Keng Sen’s Lear production