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Academy Festival 2017 Presents: The Seagull

Academy Festival 2017 Presents: The Seagull

Drama

01 - 06 May 201719:45

06 May 201714:45

Venue : Academy Studio Theatre

Price Info : $50 (Student Ticket) - $95

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School / Department : School of Drama

Category : Academy Events Language : Drama in Cantonese

This production is suitable for audience aged 16 or above

 

The Seagull, a drama in four acts by the Russian writer Anton Chekhov, was first performed in 1896 and is one of the most significant plays in the development of the genre.

 

The play deals with being in love with the wrong person, with lost opportunities, with the clash between the generations and finally with death itself. These themes are expressed through characters who are linked by love-triangles and who self-reflect in polarising mirrors. The main characters are guests at a country estate on the shores of a remote lake far from the metropolis. A seagull marooned on land by the lake that is shot when it takes flight symbolises the lives of the characters - evoking neither memory nor epitaph for the meaningless of existence.

 

The cast are School of Drama students.