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"The Doppelganger" meets Beijing audience

08-17-2011 09:52 BJT

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Once again, Hong Kong director Edward Lam has surprised everyone with his imaginative reinterpretation of "Romance of the West Chamber." He adapted the Yuan Dynasty literary classic into a modern stage drama entitled "The Doppelganger". The play stars Taiwan singer-and-actress Rene Liu in the female lead.

With her recent announcement of getting married, Rene Liu's appearance on stage has caught the attention of everyone at the Poly Theatre, as one of her characters in the play happened to be a matchmaker who makes fun of herself, saying that she would never find someone to marry.

This is the second time that Rene Liu joins Edward Lam's stage cast. Intrigued by both recent royal weddings and the ancient Chinese love comedy, the director takes a schizophrenic attempt to prepare ten roles for the protagonist in a reinvented plot that takes place in modern times. Although the drama lasts about 3-hours and 20-minutes, many audience members are delighted to see the chemistry that sparkles between Rene Liu and lead actor, David Wang.

The play stars Taiwan singer-and-actress Rene Liu in the female lead.

An audience member said, "I think Rene has done a decent job on the stage. Seeing her in a play is quite different from a movie or TV production. Her stage presence obviously has more impact."

After the Beijing leg, "The Doppelganger" will next head to other cities for a nationwide tour, including Hangzhou, Changsha and Shanghai.

The play stars Taiwan singer-and-actress Rene Liu in the
female lead.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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