Dramatised Reading Traditions Contemporised - Selected Works

Dramatised Reading Traditions Contemporised - Selected Works
  • DATE

    Apr 24, 2015

  • Venue

    Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

    1 Esplanade Drive
    Singapore 038981
  • Ticket Price
    (Exclude booking fee)
    S$5.00
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This reading is an examination of how traditional art forms, especially Chinese street opera, are contemporised and employed, as narrative spine and as dramatic form.

Set in the 1940s, Goh Boon Teck’s Titoudao is a play-within-a-play that charts the ups and downs of a Chinese opera performer’s career. Based on Goh’s mother’s life as a Chinese opera artist, the story unfolds against the backdrop of Singapore’s Chinese opera scene. The title refers to the famous character played by Goh’s mother, the male servant Titoudao.

Leow Puay Tin’s Three Children combines poetry, drama, opera and dance elements to weave a tapestry of stories about the urban Chinese poor of Malacca, re-enacted in the child-like games of two little girls and a boy.