Talk & Playreading: French Theatre Feast
''Let the Mirror Speak'' HK-FR Theatre Exchange Project

Talk & Playreading: French Theatre Feast

Over the years, a number of French theatre works has been introduced to the Hong Kong audiences, such as Art (1994) and Le Père (2012). Among them, Le Père has inspiring multiple film adaptations and saw its third run in Hong Kong in 2021 (translated as The Father and staged by the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre). While French theatre works enjoy high popularity in Hong Kong, there seems to be a lack of throughout understanding of its origin and hallmark. Its long history and myriad forms, however, merit more attention. Using classic French theatre works as examples, this series of talk and playreading sessions leads participants into exploring the rich heritage and cultural context surrounding the art form. Each session will be dedicated to one of the following topics: French theatre in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Theatre of the Absurd movement and French dramatist Michel Vinaver in the late 20th century.

Médiathèque, Alliance Française de Hong Kong (Jordan Centre)
21 May 2023 (Sun) 3 pm; 28 May 2023 (Sun) 2 pm, 4:30 pm
$100/session, $250/3 sessions