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Macbeth - This is Another Exorcism

Macbeth - This is Another Exorcism

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Premiere 2016 Reference Seoul Performing Arts Festival
Genre Theater
Company Juk-juk company
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Poetic beauty, Shuddering body, Breath of
objet

The most intense and strangest Macbeth
comes back

An empty stage, once looked as if only faded grey could exist,
returns to life with the breath of actors, now constantly stirring and full of
energy. an immortal story, will deeply resonate within the
audience as the play transforms into a GUT (the exorcist ritual performed by
Korean shamans) through voices and movements of highly trained actors, painting
its scenes with sensibility of East and West and of all ages.


The performance deals with fundamental human problems; desire
and from which guilt ensues. It raises the questions about the placement of
human beings in the supernature or Mother Nature, and about how tangible and
intangible phenomena of the supernature and the human order become integrated
to form a view of the world; thereby leading the contemporaries to witness the
somber transcendence of time.


 


Director’s Note


Among Shakespeare’s many plays, has always been more attractive to me, as it’s the rare Shakespearean play that talks about the human versus the other world, not simply one person against another person. Many Shakespearean plays portray primitive human nature through vengeance, jealousy, or madness. , however, depicts how human beings are subject to their destiny and their relationship with the supernatural world surrounding them. This play not only deals with existential questions about fate, but also with fundamental questions about life, which everyone, whether good or evil, has to manage within one’s own lifetime before death. This was the driving force in me as a director to bring this Western classic onto the Korean stage. One of the major issues of modern society is to define the relationship between self and others. Here, ‘others’ are not only limited to other human beings but include nature and supernature that surround ‘self’. Through this concept and before satisfying myself with some clichéd reviews as, “This is a well-adapted production of a classical play”, I was able to assure myself that our production of would appeal to the audience regardless of time and place.




Company


Juk-juk Company


The Juk-juk Company was founded in 2001 by members
of Theater Lab Hyehwa-dong No.1’s Session Three who shared a common opinion
about conventional theatre plays, contemporary plays, and their implications
for today’s society. The company is known for its various theatrical challenges
and for its bravery at pushing new boundaries. The company has won Art Prize of
the Year in 2006 and Best Play at the Korea Theatre Awards in 2008. It was
chosen as one of the best seven Korean plays of 2008, and won Best Play at the
21st Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre in 2009. Each year,
the company aims to present contemporary plays, as
well as classic plays to develop
on-stage languages by studying our reality and the theater world of the past
and present.


 


Credits


Original by       William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed
by
Nag-hyoung Kim
Lighting  Sung-geun Joo
Stage     Young-hwan Choi
Music    Dong-wook Kim
Costumes  Myoung-ah Lee
Props  Hyun-yi Park
Makeup  Geun-young Kim
Cast      Hong-il Sung, Ja-kyoung Lee,
Chul-eun Lee, Myung-kap Jang, Chang-su Lee, Jae-in Lee, Che-ik Park, Min-kyoung
Kim

Production Details

Director
Nag-hyoung Kim
Director Nag-hyoung Kim’s theatrical career began with the theatre company Studio 76 and has since continued through the years with the Theater Lab Hyehwa-dong No.1, and he was also a Session Three founding member to the Juk-juk Company. He was first known to audiences and critics for his bold expressions and dissolutions in his works. Some of his later plays and productions show that his expertise is not limited to the experimental theatre but also to the genre of drama with capability of meticulously observing every aspect of our lives.
His passion for theatre and his expertise as a stage director has been acknowledged globally through many of his works, like , and , which won Best Play at the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre. His efforts to expand the theatrical world and his company’s spectrum continue with contemporary plays like , and .

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