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The Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

Henry V

By William Shakespeare

Produced by the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, this was the first time Henry V had been staged professionally in China. The production played in Shanghai from 11–27 November 2016, and moved the traditional 16th-century setting to contemporary China.


Eight male and eight female actors performed in the play, with Lan Haimeng taking on the title role.

"The presentation is refreshing, making Shakespeare's classic glow with new vitality."
Jiefang Daily
"It’s really an eye-opener and a wonderful experience. It improves the drama landscape in China."
Lan Bei, a critic
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