Monthly Archives: July 2013

Shakespeare in China – August 2013

This year China`s best known director of modern drama, LIN Zhaohua, will stage The Tragedy of Coriolanus at the Edinburgh International Festival. This modern adaptation of Shakespeares tragedy features Chinese heavy metal performances and was a great success when staged in Beijing. The Edinburgh International Festivals performances will be its European premiere.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland will host a special conversation event with LIN Zhaohua on 21 August at the Festival Theatre. Director Lin will talk about his current production and Chinese modern theatre today in this event.

Event Time: 2-3.30pm, Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Location: Empire Room, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Followed by a drinks reception

The event is free, but reservation is required.
RSVP to or 0131 662 2180