Heart of Coral 蕭紅


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Heart of Coral 蕭紅
Author
Yan Yu 意珩

 

Product details
Paperback, 112 Pages, Bilingual (中英對照)
Publication date March 2013
ISBN 9789881605627

 

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 

《蕭紅》, 意珩 

蕭紅(1911-1942),二十多歲就以《生死場》揚名,被魯迅譽為具「女性的細緻」和「越軌的筆致」。蕭紅的小說剛柔並致、悲天憫人,而她的生命卻如越軌的火車,狂飆而過。從冰雪極北的哈爾濱離家出走,最後輾轉走到南方的香港,遺憾而終。她的一生是對女性自由、對愛情、對生命的無盡搏鬥,是一首戛然而止的未完成交響曲。香港藝術節委約編劇意珩創作室內歌劇《蕭紅》。 

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。

Specially commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival