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By Shih-pe Wang, Tian Yuan Tan Paul Edmondson,Tian Yuan Tan,Paul Edmondson,Shih-pe Wang

The 12 months is 1616. William Shakespeare has simply died and the area of the London theatres is mourning his loss. 1616 additionally observed the demise of the well-known chinese language playwright Tang Xianzu. 400 years on and Shakespeare is now an enormous assembly position for Anglo-Chinese cultural discussion within the box of drama experiences. In June 2014 (the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth), SOAS, The Shakespeare Birthplace belief and the nationwide Chung Cheng collage of Taiwan collected 20 students jointly to mirror at the theatrical perform of 4 hundred years in the past and to invite: what does such an exploration suggest culturally for us this present day? This ground-breaking examine bargains clean insights into the respective theatrical worlds of Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu and asks how the courageous new theatres of 1616 can have a necessary function to play within the intercultural discussion of our personal time.

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