A new version of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet, created by Beihang teachers and students, was premiered at Beihang Sunrise Concert Hall on the evening of December 26. Beihang Deputy Party Secretary Zhao Gang, leaders from the Office of Graduate Student Affairs, the School of Foreign Languages and Zhixing College, as well as teachers and students from various schools watched the live theatre performance together.
During the play, some classic plots, like Hamlet's famous soliloquy “To be or not to be, that is the question” and the confrontation between Hamlet and Laertes, were perfectly reproduced one by one on the stage, giving the audience a unique chance to experience the charm of classical art.
Hamlet by Beihang teachers and students was carefully adapted into a new version by ingeniously paring down the complex storylines while keeping the integrity of original plot intact. With novelty arrangement and outstanding presentation, this production pulled the play out of the past, bringing a terrific cultural feast for the audience.
The success of the English stage play Hamlet injects new vitality to students’campus cultural life. The organization of such activities also offers students the unique opportunity to improve their intercultural communication ability and expand their international vision, which helps build a more open and inclusive “Beihang Global Campus”.
The event was hosted by the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and the School of Foreign Languages, and supported by Publicity Ministry of the Party, Youth League Committee, and Student Affairs, among others.
Reported by Liu Wei and Yin Ruyue
Photographed by Tian Wenhao
Reviewed by Ma Shuwei
Edited by Jia Aiping and Lyu Xingyun
Translated by Lyu Xingyun