Heart of Coral 蕭紅
Yan Yu 意珩
Paperback, 112 Pages, Bilingual (中英對照)
Publication date March 2013
Xiao Hong (1911–1942) was a contemporary of Eileen Chang and perhaps the most celebrated Chinese woman writer of the 1930s. She lived her short life with love, with freedom, and the land and its people always in her heart.
Based on her life story, this new chamber opera is a reflection on Xiao’s tumultuous life, from her early life in Harbin to her solitary death in Hong Kong, where she completed her most renowned novel, Tales of Hulan River.
Librettist Yan Yu’s poetic verse brings the character of Xiao Hong vividly to life, and Heart of Coral is a lyrical testament to her unfailing aspiration to love and liberty. Heart of Coral was commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Originally from China’s Heilongjiang Province, Yan Yu graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2009 with a MFA, specializing in playwriting. Her play Pretense, a taut drama about an intense romance spanning Shanghai and Hong Kong, won a commission from the 2011 Hong Kong Arts Festival.
This bilingual edition is Traditional Chinese and English
意珩 2009 年畢業於香港演藝學院戲劇學院,獲藝術 碩士學位。作品包括:2009 香港東亞運動會《轉 體.瞬間》、2010 年一團和戲《夏枯草之味》、 2011 年香港藝術節《矯情》、2011 年香港話劇 團《盛勢》、2012 年香港電台廣播劇《我們的 十五年》及 2012 年何必館(瘋祭舞台)《大鬧 天宮》。憑《盛勢》獲第 21 屆香港舞台劇獎最 佳劇本提名,及同年香港小劇場獎最佳劇本提 名。