Time: 19:00-21:00, July 14th, 2018 Venue: 3rd Floor, Yuz Museum Fee: Free admission, please reserve in advance Language: Chinese ****RSVP: Click http://t.cn/RdHjqzy for reservation. (Online reservation is in cooperation with “Huo Dong Xing”.)
The day of summer solstice having passed, 【yuznight】 serial public education programs will be presented soon! Soliciting from mid-June, four comedy scripts have been selected on the show list, which are A Hornet by Ding Xilin, Mean Ghost by Molière，The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and a Chinese version of University of Laughs original by Koki Mitani. This Saturday's script reading is A Hornet, drama clubs from Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai University of Engineering Science and Shanghai No.2 High School will cooperate to present the show to the public. Moreover, Mrs. He Ying and Mr. Lu Lingjiang will be invited to share their experience on performing and script writing with the crew, and explore comedy in depth.
Reason for Recommendation
Charlie Chaplin had laid the foundation of modern comedy films, along with Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, he was called “The World’s Three Big Comedians”. Wearing bowler hat and formal attire, he has become an important image of comedy film and a popular reference among many artists. Moreover, many of his films reflect social issues. For instance, he took risk of being assassinated by Fascist while filming The Great Dictator. Knowing the truth of society, he still dared to tell the truth. Furthermore, expressing what one wants to tell through comedy films is what majority do not dare to do. Ding Xilin’s works uses fine analytical writing, not the usual hyperbole, not resorting to more jokes. On the plot, there are distinctive levels and rhythms. Moreover, the art of ending is greatly commendable. A Hornet chosen by the coming script reading session, as which of the conflict has just ended, an unexpected addition to the comedy adds further punch. As Ding Xilin said, “comedy is a rational feeling; must be thought, must be tasteful.” The laughter from comedy is not equal to the roar of laughter from slapstick comedy, not “a knowing smile”, which is different from the expression technique in Chaplin’s film. This is one of the reasons why I chose A Hornet by Ding Xilin, hoping to show everyone another kind view of comedy by script reading. (Gao Yi’ang)