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By Shih-pe Wang, Tian Yuan Tan Paul Edmondson,Tian Yuan Tan,Paul Edmondson,Shih-pe Wang

The yr is 1616. William Shakespeare has simply died and the area of the London theatres is mourning his loss. 1616 additionally observed the loss of life of the well-known chinese language playwright Tang Xianzu. 400 years on and Shakespeare is now a tremendous assembly position for Anglo-Chinese cultural discussion within the box of drama reviews. In June 2014 (the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth), SOAS, The Shakespeare Birthplace belief and the nationwide Chung Cheng college of Taiwan collected 20 students jointly to mirror at the theatrical perform of 4 hundred years in the past and to invite: what does such an exploration suggest culturally for us this present day? This ground-breaking research bargains clean insights into the respective theatrical worlds of Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu and asks how the courageous new theatres of 1616 could have an essential position to play within the intercultural discussion of our personal time.

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