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Video Interview: Shen Lin

Shen Lin, Chinese Professor for Theater Studies, Deputy Head of Research at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, Chief Editor of The Drama Journal, writer and translator, is introducing his research project "The Formal and the Political in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Performances.“ Shen Lin speaks about the dominant role of Shakespeare as a global theater figure, as well as – in a very personal manner – about his own project’s connection to the Center’s fields of research. En passent, he gives important insights into his work as a cultural consultant for China’s leading performance organizations. Surprisingly clearly, he finally discusses the question of how "political" theater can be in China...

Video Interview with Shen Lin, © Freie Universität Berlin 2015


  • Theater Studies, China, Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, Drama Journal, writer, translator, Contemporary Chinese Performance, Shakespeare, global theater, cultural consultant, political, political theater, performances, interweaving, performance, cultures, interweaving performance cultures.
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