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Admitting that she has taken some liberty with the characters' portrayals, director Chen says "staging the play today is to pay tribute to Cao Yu's unique disposition - a sympathy for the lives that have been destroyed".

Revenge classic retold in grey instead of black & white

Mar 4, 2016 5:50 AM

IN traditional storytelling, you know exactly who the heroes and villains are. Such was the case in Savage Land, by China's renowned modernist playwright Cao Yu, which was written 50 years ago. But in its current contemporary reimagination, that distinction between good and bad has been written

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