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.
Translator, Director and Host: Wu Hoi Fai
Performer: Annie Cheung, Char Kwok Lam, Ben So, Pearlmi Tam