National Center for Traditional Arts announces cancellation of
Romeo and Juliet by Mokwha Repertory Company
Published: May 3, 2018
As the organizer, the National Center for Traditional Arts regrets to announce that Romeo and Juliet slated for May 18 through 20 at the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Full refunds are being issued as follows; ticket holders should request refunds no later than May 31, 2018:
1. Credit Card
If you purchased ticket/s using credit card via the NTCH (National Theater & Concert Hall) Ticketing System, a full refund will be processed automatically and credited to the credit card. No further action is required.
If you purchased ticket/s using cash, please bring ticket/s to one of the four service offices (located respectively in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung) of the National Theater & Concert Hall to request a full refund. You may also get a full refund by mailing the ticket/s along with a photocopy of your bank passbook cover to:
21-1 Zhongshan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
3. From NCFTA
If you purchased ticket/s directly from the National Center for Traditional Arts, please call us at 02-88669600 ext. 1638.
The National Center for Traditional Arts expresses apology for the cancellation and any inconvenience this may cause.
Time, Date, and Venue
About the Performance
A lyrical tragedy, Romeo & Juliet was written by Shakespeare with independent materials of sole love story. This theatrical work that is familiar to many people has been reinterpreted to fit for the actual situation of Korea with logic, debuted on 1995 by a playwright Oh, TaeSuk; and has been revised to Korean version with unique theatrical language and gesture by Mokwha Repertory Company.
Mokwha Repertory Company was established in 1984 mainly led by Oh, TaeSuk and his pupils. Based on the characteristics of traditional theatrical performance, Mokwha has developed its methodology by adjusting contemporary theatrical elements of western drama and traditional elements of eastern plays to create its unique way of ‘Korean Language’, ‘Korean Gesture’ and ‘Korean Sound’.
The director(Oh, TaeSuk) has led Korean plays establishing his own independent theatrical world with the experimental and creative plays which utilize Korea’s traditional materials and performance technique and largely contributed to establishing the identity of Korean plays such as reestablishing all theatrical elements of ancient Geek play, Shakespeare, folklore performance of each country and Brecht into a new artistic order.
“The play was filled with the picturesque screen that does not suffer by comparison with even when all scenes be written on the postcard” – German Newspaper Weser kurier
“Apocalyptic finale was a great theatrical Coup d'état! Master Oh(director Oh, TaeSuk) is a real magician” –UK Royal Shakespeare Company
“Work internally in harmony of eastern & western national spirits” – Xin, Lang Wang, China
“The scene of first night was simple but almost genius.” – UK Theatre Magazine, ‘GUIDE’
“This performance with a perfect touch of maestro vivifies the interest of the play without damaging the tragedy of the work.” – Bloomberg
Creative and Production Team
Organizer: National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor: Ministry of Culture
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