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5 things you don’t know about… the history of Chinese theatre in Malaysia

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100 years ago… Historically, Singapore and Malaysia Chinese drama seems to have emerged between 1913 to 1919. Practiced primariy by alumni associations and Chinese school student groups the first form was called “New Drama(新戏), which led to the practice of “Spoken Drama”(话剧)[i]. New Drama productions were staged as fundraisers for hospitals and schools and events...Read More

Adapting to children’s theatre

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Today, they announce shows six months in advance so schools can include the performances in their curriculum. But when Gardner & Wife  first started bringing in plays for very young children, they struggled to fill the theatre.  This May, hundreds of school children in Penang, Ipoh and the Klang Valley will enjoy a restaging of Stuck. Based...Read More