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More live plays in China's cinemas

By Chen Nan | China Daily | Updated: 2017-06-19 08:00

More live plays in China's cinemas

The upcoming International Theater Live Festival will bring many British theater works to Chinese audiences, including British playwright Harold Pinter's No Man's Land. Photos provided to China Daily

National Theatre Live, an initiative that broadcasts British theatrical productions to cinemas around the world, brought works featuring film actors, such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston, to Beijing and Shanghai in 2012.

In recent times, more British stage productions have been here, too.

Many stage productions from National Theatre Live, Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, Stage Russia HD and Broadway HD will be screened in Chinese cities from July 6 to Aug 14.

Co-organized by Beijing-based ATW Culture Media Ltd, the sole distributor of National Theatre Live in China, the British Council and the Broadway Cinematheque in China, the event, under the title First International Theater Live Festival, will tour Beijing, Jinan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dalian, with a total of 120 screenings.

Key stage productions include British playwright Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, British playwright Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, starring Daniel Radcliffe, and the Royal Shakespeare Company's bold versions of Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Winter's Tale, starring actress Judi Dench.

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