From April to June 2012, Shakespeare’s Globe brought theatre companies from around the world to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 languages. The Globe to Globe season was part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
Richard III is no longer available but you can still see some of the Globe to Globe plays featured on The Space.
Performed in Mandarin by the National Theatre of China
(with scene descriptions in English)
The National Theatre of China stages productions in three different performance spaces in Beijing, which showcase contemporary Chinese theatre. Their appearance at the Globe Theatre marks their first visit to the UK.
Richard, the deformed Duke of Gloucester, lies, murders and cheats his way to the throne of England as he systematically slaughters his enemies, allies and family. As the Wars of the Roses rage on around him, his mind and his power start to disintegrate, until his final deadly encounter with the Duke of Richmond at the Battle of Bosworth.
PRINCIPAL CAST AND CREDITS
Director: Wang Xiaoying
Producer: Li Jiaou
Stage designer: Liu Kedong
Costume designer: Peng Dinghuang