Talking Chinese theatre

One of China’s most influential theatre directors is to speak at a University event.

Lin Zhaohua will talk about Chinese modern theatre at the event - titled “Shakespeare in China - a Conversation with Lin Zhaohua”, which will take place at the Festival Theatre on August 21 at 2pm.

He will also discuss his current play, The Tragedy of Coriolanus, which is being performed at the Edinburgh International Festival.

This modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy features Chinese heavy metal performances and was a great success when staged in Beijing. The Edinburgh International Festival’s performances will be its European premiere.

The event is hosted by the University’s Confucius Institute for Scotland, in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Festival and the British Council. Festival Director Sir Jonathan Mills will give a brief speech at the end of the conversation.

The event is free, but reservation is required.

Shakespeare in China - a Conversation with Lin Zhaohua

Please contact the Confucius Institute at 0131 662 2180 or to reserve tickets.

Wednesday 21 August 2013, 1.00pm

Wednesday 21 August 2013, 2.30pm

Festival Theatre

Leading activities

The Confucius Institute for Scotland at the University of Edinburgh was established in 2005 as a partnership between the University and Fudan University in Shanghai.

It offers an extensive programme of Chinese language training and works with stakeholders to develop greater awareness of China in Scotland.

The University of Edinburgh has relationships with more than 50 top Chinese institutions.

It also established a China Office in 2005 to support its strategic relationship with China.

It has long-term partnerships with staff and students at Peking University, where a joint Masters in Law programme sits alongside joint research projects on history, medicine, politics and philosophical studies.