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SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 4   Leave a comment


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Bassanio does not recognise his disguised wife, but offers to give a present to the supposed lawyer. First she declines, but after he insists, Portia requests his ring and Antonio’s gloves. Antonio parts with his gloves without a second thought, but Bassanio gives the ring only after much persuasion from Antonio, as earlier in the play he promised his wife never to lose, sell or give it. Nerissa, as the lawyer’s clerk, succeeds in likewise retrieving her ring from Gratiano, who does not see through her disguise.

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At Belmont, Portia and Nerissa taunt and pretend to accuse their husbands before revealing they were really the lawyer and his clerk in disguise (V). After all the other characters make amends, Antonio learns from Portia that three of his ships were not stranded and have returned safely after all.

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SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 3   Leave a comment


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As the court grants Shylock his bond and Antonio prepares for Shylock’s knife, Portia deftly appropriates Shylock’s argument for ‘specific performance.’ She says that the contract allows Shylock only to remove the flesh, not the “blood”, of Antonio (see quibble). Thus, if Shylock were to shed any drop of Antonio’s blood, his “lands and goods” would be forfeited under Venetian laws. She tells him that he must cut precisely one pound of flesh, no more, no less; she advises him that “if the scale do turn, But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest and all thy goods are confiscate.”

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Defeated, Shylock concedes to accepting Bassanio’s offer of money for the defaulted bond, first his offer to pay “the bond thrice”, which Portia rebuffs, telling him to take his bond, and then merely the principal, which Portia also prevents him from doing on the ground that he has already refused it “in the open court.” She cites a law under which Shylock, as a Jew and therefore an “alien”, having attempted to take the life of a citizen, has forfeited his property, half to the government and half to Antonio, leaving his life at the mercy of the Duke. The Duke pardons Shylock’s life. Antonio asks for his share “in use” until Shylock’s death, when the principal will be given to Lorenzo and Jessica. At Antonio’s request, the Duke grants remission of the state’s half of forfeiture, but on the condition that Shylock convert to Christianity and bequeath his entire estate to Lorenzo and Jessica (IV,i).

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SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Multiple Roles of being the Announcer, Antonio, and the two Suitors.

Please note that some actors and actresses played in multiple parts and roles. The actor in black also acted as the announcer.

SP Lim

SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 2   Leave a comment


SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 2

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Meanwhile, in Belmont, Portia is awash with suitors. Her father left a will stipulating each of her suitors must choose correctly from one of three caskets – one each of gold, silver and lead. If he picks the right casket, he gets Portia. The first suitor, the Prince of Morocco, chooses the gold casket, interpreting its slogan, “Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire,” as referring to Portia. The second suitor, the conceited Prince of Arragon, chooses the silver casket, which proclaims, “Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves”, as he believes he is full of merit. Both suitors leave empty-handed, having rejected the lead casket because of the baseness of its material and the uninviting nature of its slogan, “Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.” The last suitor is Bassanio, whom Portia wishes to succeed, having met him before. As Bassanio ponders his choice, members of Portia’s household sing a song which says that “fancy” (not true love) is “engend’red in the eyes, With gazing fed.”, Bassanio chooses the lead casket and wins Portia’s hand.

Part 2

SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 2

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At Belmont, Bassanio receives a letter telling him that Antonio has been unable to repay the loan from Shylock. Portia and Bassanio marry, as do Gratiano and Portia’s handmaid Nerissa. Bassanio and Gratiano leave for Venice, with money from Portia, to save Antonio’s life by offering the money to Shylock. Unknown to Bassanio and Gratiano, Portia sent her servant, Balthazar, to seek the counsel of Portia’s cousin, Bellario, a lawyer, at Padua.

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At Venice, Antonio’s ships are reported lost at sea so the merchant cannot repay the bond. Shylock has become more determined to exact revenge from Christians because his daughter Jessica eloped with the Christian Lorenzo and converted. She took a substantial amount of Shylock’s wealth with her, as well as a turquoise ring which Shylock had been given by his late wife, Leah. Shylock has Antonio brought before court.

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The climax of the play takes place in the court of the Duke of Venice. Shylock refuses Bassanio’s offer of 6,000 ducats, twice the amount of the loan. He demands his pound of flesh from Antonio. The Duke, wishing to save Antonio but unable to nullify a contract, refers the case to a visitor. He identifies himself as Balthazar, a young male “doctor of the law”, bearing a letter of recommendation to the Duke from the learned lawyer Bellario. The doctor is Portia in disguise, and the law clerk who accompanies her is Nerissa, also disguised as a man. As Balthazar, Portia repeatedly asks Shylock to show mercy in a famous speech, advising him that mercy “is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes” (IV, i, 185). However, Shylock adamantly refuses any compensations and insists on the pound of flesh.

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As the court grants Shylock his bond and Antonio prepares for Shylock’s knife, Portia deftly appropriates Shylock’s argument for ‘specific performance.’ She says that the contract allows Shylock only to remove the flesh, not the “blood”, of Antonio (see quibble). Thus, if Shylock were to shed any drop of Antonio’s blood, his “lands and goods” would be forfeited under Venetian laws. She tells him that he must cut precisely one pound of flesh, no more, no less; she advises him that “if the scale do turn, But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest and all thy goods are confiscate.”

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Defeated, Shylock concedes to accepting Bassanio’s offer of money for the defaulted bond, first his offer to pay “the bond thrice”, which Portia rebuffs, telling him to take his bond, and then merely the principal, which Portia also prevents him from doing on the ground that he has already refused it “in the open court.” She cites a law under which Shylock, as a Jew and therefore an “alien”, having attempted to take the life of a citizen, has forfeited his property, half to the government and half to Antonio, leaving his life at the mercy of the Duke. The Duke pardons Shylock’s life. Antonio asks for his share “in use” until Shylock’s death, when the principal will be given to Lorenzo and Jessica. At Antonio’s request, the Duke grants remission of the state’s half of forfeiture, but on the condition that Shylock convert to Christianity and bequeath his entire estate to Lorenzo and Jessica (IV,i).

Shylock

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Apology for the noise in some of the photographs as all photographs are resized and I seldom shoot in RAW but take my photographs in JPEG Large. As some are edited to make a portrait so resulting in a lot of noise or grainy texture.

SP Lim

SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 1   2 comments


SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 1

The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in 16th-century Venice must default on a large loan provided by an abused Jewish moneylender. It is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare’s other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous “Hath not a Jew eyes?” speech. Also notable is Portia’s speech about “the quality of mercy”.

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Characters

Antonio – a merchant of Venice in melancholic mood
Bassanio – Antonio’s friend; suitor to Portia; later the husband of Portia
Gratiano – friend of Antonio and Bassanio; in love with Nerissa; later the husband of Nerissa
Salanio, Salerio, and Salarino – friends of Antonio and Bassanio
Lorenzo – friend of Antonio and Bassanio; in love with Jessica; later the husband of Jessica
Portia – a rich heiress; later the wife of Bassanio
Nerissa – Portia’s waiting maid – in love with Gratiano; later the wife of Gratiano
Balthazar – Portia’s servant, who Portia later disguises herself as
Stephano – Nerissa’s disguise as Balthazar’s law clerk.
Shylock – a rich Jew, moneylender, father of Jessica
Jessica – daughter of Shylock, later the wife of Lorenzo
Tubal – a Jew; friend of Shylock
Launcelot Gobbo – servant of Shylock; later a servant of Bassanio; son of Old Gobbo
Old Gobbo – father of Launcelot
Leonardo – slave to Bassanio
Duke of Venice – authority who presides over the case of Shylock’s bond
Prince of Morocco – suitor to Portia
Prince of Arragon – suitor to Portia
Magnificoes of Venice, officers of the Court of Justice, gaoler, servants to Portia, and other attendants

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

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Summary

Gilbert’s Shylock After the Trial, an illustration to The Merchant of Venice.
Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. Having squandered his estate, he needs 3,000 ducats to subsidise his expenditures as a suitor. Bassanio approaches his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice who has previously and repeatedly bailed him out. Antonio agrees, but since he is cash-poor – his ships and merchandise are busy at sea – he promises to cover a bond if Bassanio can find a lender, so Bassanio turns to the Jewish moneylender Shylock and names Antonio as the loan’s guarantor.

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Antonio has already antagonized Shylock through his outspoken antisemitism, and because Antonio’s habit of lending money without interest forces Shylock to charge lower rates. Shylock is at first reluctant to grant the loan, citing abuse he has suffered at Antonio’s hand. He finally agrees to lend the sum to Bassanio without interest upon one condition: if Bassanio is unable to repay it at the specified date, Shylock may take a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Bassanio does not want Antonio to accept such a risky condition; Antonio is surprised by what he sees as the moneylender’s generosity (no “usance” – interest – is asked for), and he signs the contract. With money at hand, Bassanio leaves for Belmont with his friend Gratiano, who has asked to accompany him. Gratiano is a likeable young man, but is often flippant, overly talkative, and tactless. Bassanio warns his companion to exercise self-control, and the two leave for Belmont and Portia.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Merchant_of_Venice

US Potato Culinary Festival Penang   5 comments


US Potato Culinary Festival Penang

We happened to be present at this US Potato Culinary Festival Penang held at Straits Quay, Penang after our photo-shooting at the Butterfly Lovers’ Rehearsal earlier. We had a sampling of US potato chips and other variations. Free food is available for sampling.

SP Lim

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The Butterfly Lovers ~ Maiden Meeting by Ling Goh and Liu Xiaoli   4 comments


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The Saturday of 23rd April, 2016 was a busy Performing Arts Day for me as it was also the 400th Death Anniversary of William Shakespeare but did not see any of his actual plays. Took some photographs at the Butterfly Lovers’ Rehearsal and often commonly called the China’s Romeo and Juliet in the afternoon at Studio 2, Penangpac. At night I saw the Ballet Illumination Dance Presentation from Singapore which I managed to photo-shoot two years ago. I am only posting a selection of Ling Goh’s Butterfly Lovers on my WordPress Blog today. Only a part of the play was featured in this presentation on that day.

Did my class-mate – Michael Cheah’s daughter from Australia perform? I am sure she did as there is a ballerina “Miss Cheah” stated in the programme. I did not check further as it was getting late and so went straight home after late lunch/dinner/supper of Bah Kut Teh.

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The Butterfly Lovers – it os the make-up time for these two performers.

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The Butterfly Lovers – the Maiden Meeting of two lovers.

From the Teochew Puppet and Opera House’s Facebook Site
“As part of our monthly Teochew Cultural Night in 2016, Teochew Puppet and Opera House has invited renowned Shantou opera performer Liu Xiaoli to guest star in “Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting”, with TP&OH director Ling Goh. Liu Xiaoli stars as Zhu Yingtai, with Ling Goh as Liang Shanbo.

Zhu Yingtai, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to study the classics, and her study partner Liang Shanbo, form a close friendship. At the day of their parting, Yingtai suggests betrothing her sister – secretly herself! – to Shanbo. “Maiden Meeting” depicts Shanbo meeting Yingtai in female garb for the first time.

Often called “China’s Romeo and Juliet”, or the Butterfly Lovers, the doomed love between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai is one of the most famous romances in Chinese literature.”

It was a great performance from these two excellent Teochew performers. Highly recommended show but all the tickets had been sold out!

SP Lim

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Ms Liu Xiaoli from Shantou (formerly known as Swatow) of China stars as Zhu Yingtai (female part).

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Ms Ling Goh as Liang Shanbo (male part) of the Butterfly Lovers often known as China’s Romeo and Juliet. It is a tragic love story with a sad ending with the subsequent deaths of both lovers.

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Update on the Weather in George Town, Penang
Raining heavily on Sunday, April 24th 2016 in my locality of Pulau Tikus in the late morning after I awoke. I hope it is raining also in the water catchment areas. My “world-class, non-weather proof” internet shall be affected again with the rain. Heard from the radio a few weeks ago that Penang has enough water for a month ? True?

If there is not enough water during the dry season, then the government will resort to water rationing though it rarely happens in Penang in the past.

Bye.

SP Lim
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April Shows

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Abstract – From the Salad Bowl   17 comments


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Abstract – From the Salad Bowl
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This week, turn the concrete and familiar into something new and mysterious.

BY BEN HUBERMAN

ABSTRACT ~ From the Salad Bowl

My Entry is ” From the Salad Bowl ” showing the sliced pieces of the violet-coloured lettuce vegetables inside. I had the opportunity of taking this photograph as we were having our class-mates monthly luncheon at a local hotel. This salad bowl with the violet/purple-coloured vegetable slices, was from the salad section of the buffet luncheon spread of food offered for that day. Only cropping and some colour saturation were added to the original photograph.

SP Lim

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Abstract ~ From the Salad Bowl showing the sliced pieces of the violet-coloured lettuce vegetables inside.

The best thing about being nearsighted? It’s sometimes enough for me to take off my glasses and squint to see the world as a hazy canvas — one on which an abstract expressionist painter threw wild splotches of color. My brain gives me a break for a moment, not forcing me to see specific objects and people but rather shapes, compositions, and textures.

Sometimes I like going for the same effect with my phone’s camera — snapping a picture either so close or so far from an object that it stops being what I’d normally see it as.

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I was recently struck by the gorgeous composition I saw on the trunk of a chestnut tree near my house, from the crevices in the bark to the changing density of lichen (I think it’s lichen — botanists, forgive me!). I drew closer, and for all ends and purposes this was no longer a tree.

This week, find your own (proverbial?) chestnut tree. Point your camera at something familiar and turn it into something else. Whether it’s a wall in your house, a friend’s arm, or a billboard seen from afar, we may or may not recognize what it actually is. But we’ll certainly discover something else about it in the process.

I look forward to seeing your take on abstract photography!

BY BEN HUBERMAN

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Shakespeare’s Commemoration and Tribute: 400th Death Anniversary of William Shakespeare   Leave a comment


Shakespeare’s Commemoration and Tribute: 400th Death Anniversary of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare – The Chandos portrait, artist and authenticity unconfirmed. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, London. Extracted from Wikipedia.

Born
Baptised 26 April 1564 (birth date unknown)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England

Died
23 April 1616 (aged 52)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Occupation
Playwright, poet, actor

Period
English Renaissance, Elizabethan Era

Spouse
Anne Hathaway (m. 1582–1616)

Children
Susanna Hall
Hamnet Shakespeare
Judith Quiney

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The 23rd of April, 2016 marks the 400th death anniversary of our English Literature’s favourite “Bard of Avon”, William Shakespeare who passed away at the age of 52 in 1616.

Extracted from Wikipedia:-
William Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare’s private life survive, which has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, and religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, and these are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, however, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two friends and fellow actors of Shakespeare, published a more definitive text known as the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare’s. It was prefaced with a poem by Ben Jonson, in which Shakespeare is hailed, presciently, as “not of an age, but for all time”. In the 20th and 21st centuries, his works have been repeatedly adapted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular, and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.

In 2016, the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, celebrations will commence in the United Kingdom and across the world to honour Shakespeare and his work.

More types of Nyonya Kuih (Cakes) & the Nyonya and Baba makers   Leave a comment


More types of Nyonya Kuih (Cakes) & the Nyonya and Baba makers

Kuih Talam
A sweet double layered Nyonya Kuih/Cake with a white coloured coconut milk topping as the upper layer, with a green pandan-flavoured sweet pudding of flour as the bottom layer. It is one of my personal favourite nyonya kuih.

Kuih Talam

A sweet double layered Nyonya Cake with a white coloured coconut milk topping with a green pandan-flavoured sweet pudding of flour. One of my personal favourite nyonya kuih.

Kuih Kocu Santan
Banana leaf-wrapped nyonya with coconut milk (santan in Malay). As we did not buy a piece of this cake so there is no unwrapped sight of the actual cake here.

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Banana leaf-wrapped nyonya with coconut milk (santan in Malay).

Another two variety of banana leaf-wrapped Nyonya Kuih – the Pulut Inti, a bluish and white steamed glutinous rice with coconut milk and a top filling of sweet grated coconut flesh with brown sugar. Kuih Kocu is without coconut milk. No real cake is shown here.

Another two variety of Nyonya Kuih - the Pulut Inti, a bluish and white steamed glutinous rice with coconut milk and a top filling of sweet grated coconut flesh with brown sugar. Kuih Kocu is without coconut milk.

Another two variety of Nyonya Kuih – the Pulut Inti, a bluish and white steamed glutinous rice with coconut mik and a top filling of sweet grated coconut flesh with brown sugar. Kuih Kocu is without coconut milk.

Curry puff
A saltish, savoury and spicy crispy puff with fillings of curried chicken meat and small pieces of potato in curry.

Nyonya Kuih

Curry puff
A saltish, savoury and spicy crispy puff with fillings of curried chicken meat and small pieces of potato in curry.

Popiah Chee
A salty and smaller version of Spring Roll with crispy outer skin containing vegetables like turnips, carrots and tofu inside as filling. The small roll goes very with chilly sauce.

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The friendly Nyonya cake-maker gives a smile while making her cakes.

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The Baba boss of the Nyonya Kuih shop is making more cakes. He was a wholesaler of Nyonya Kuih in the past.

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I shall photo-shoot in more details the next time around as we were taking our guests from Kuala Lumpur and UK around town.

SP Lim

The Butterfly Lovers or often called “China’s Romeo and Juliet”   Leave a comment


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I am putting this post for the talented Teochew Puppets and Opera House Founder and Director, Ms Ling Goh for her coming event – “The Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting” – a tragic love story like “Romeo and Juliet”. Life is not always a bed of roses. Excellent event must be publicly publicized widely. For the locals, please attend and support the show.

SP Lim

“Dear opera enthusiasts,

As part of our monthly Teochew Cultural Night in 2016, Teochew Puppet and Opera House has invited renowned Shantou opera performer Liu Xiaoli to guest star in “Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting”, with TP&OH director Ling Goh. Liu Xiaoli stars as Zhu Yingtai, with Ling Goh as Liang Shanbo.

Zhu Yingtai, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to study the classics, and her study partner Liang Shanbo, form a close friendship. At the day of their parting, Yingtai suggests betrothing her sister – secretly herself! – to Shanbo. “Maiden Meeting” depicts Shanbo meeting Yingtai in female garb for the first time.

Often called “China’s Romeo and Juliet”, or the Butterfly Lovers, the doomed love between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai is one of the most famous romances in Chinese literature.

Please note that this performance will be held on 24 April at PenangPAC instead of our usual venue.

Liu Xiaoli is a premier performer of Teochew opera in China, and we are very fortunate to be able to invite her to perform in Penang. To bring her closer to her fans and opera enthusiasts, TP&OH will be hosting a meet-and-greet for ticket holders at our museum on 23 April (Saturday), the day before the show itself.

Furthermore, for three days after the show, Mdm Liu will be teaching a workshop on the performance of the dan (lady) role she is famous for. Participation is RM 300 per person (RM 200 for students), and ticket holders may obtain a rebate based on the value of their Sunday show ticket. Limited seats, first come first served!

Itinerary:

23 April 2016 (Saturday)
EVENT: Liu Xiaoli Meet-&-Greet
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
VENUE: Teochew Puppet & Opera House
ADMISSION: free with Sunday ticket, limited to 60 ticket holders

24 April 2016 (Sunday)
EVENT: “Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting” show
TIME: 7:00 – 7:40 PM
VENUE: Stage 2, Penang Performing Arts Center (PenangPAC)
ADMISSION: RM 50, RM 25 (student concession)

25-27 APRIL 2016 (Mon-Wed)
EVENT: Opera Workshop
TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 PM
VENUE: Teochew Puppet & Opera House
FEE: RM 300, RM 200 (student concession)

For further information please contact us at 04-2620377/012-4853377 or e-mail us hello@teochewpuppet.com!

For booking please contact PenangPAC at 04-899 1722 / 2722 or obtain the tickets directly from TicketPro.”

Inserted from their Facebook site.

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Please note this photograph was downloaded from the Teochew Puppet and Opera House Facebook site. This is Ling Goh’s photograph and not taken by the blogger.

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This show shall be in Kuala Lumpur.

Note: I shall be photo-shooting at the rehearsal on this coming Saturday, April 23, 2016.