Beijing People’s Art Theatre Mo Jеn

Jing Ke the Assassin

Director Žеn Ming

Duration 2h 20min with 1 breaks

About Jing Ke

Jing Ke is a chivalrous swordsman of the Warring States period of China. In 227 B.C., he was commissioned by the Prince of Yan state to assassinate Ying Zheng, King of the Qin state, better known as the First Emperor of Qin, who unified China in 221 B.C. .

Prior to his departure, knowing himself would not return alive, Jing Ke left the Prince one farewell poem upon the Yishui River: “Did the hero leave longly, never he comes back truly “.As the messenger of Yan state paying tribute to the King of Qin, Jing Ke was summoned to the royal chamber. He attempted to use a stiletto rolled in the map of tribute land to assassinate the King but failed and was finally executed.

About the Playwright Mo Yan

 

Born in 1955 in Gaomi County, Shandong Province, Mo Yan is best known for his 1987 novel Red Sorghum Clan, of which the Red Sorghum and Sorghum Wine volumes were later adapted for the film Red Sorghum. In 2012, Mo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work as a writer “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary”.

Mo Yan’s work is a milestone in the field of Chinese literature in the 1980s. It has been translated into English, French, Russian, German and more than 20 kinds of languages, which has been widely distributed throughout the world and has a wide impact in the international literary arena.

 

About the Director Ren Ming

 

Ren Ming is the former Director General of the Beijing People’s Art Theatre, PRC first category director. In 1987, he graduated from the Central Drama Academy (Beijing). He is recipient of the PRC State Council Award, the Asian Cultural Council Award, and State Awards for the achievements in theatre productions and many other awards.

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Photo: Li Chunguang
Photo: Li Chunguang
Photo: Li Chunguang
Photo: Li Chunguang
Photo: Li Chunguang
Photo: Li Chunguang
Photo: Li Chunguang
Photo: Li Chunguang