About This Clip
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)
The Making of Lear [Documentary]
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. more
- Lear Dreaming (Ong, Keng Sen; 2012)
- Search: Hamlet (Edison Theatre) (Ong, Keng Sen; 2002)
- Search: Hamlet (Kronborg Castle) (Ong, Keng Sen; 2002)
The contrast between Japanese Noh theater and Beijing Opera style is a stark contrast that underscores the lack of understanding between the daughter and old man, possibly even more than the different languages they speak.