In his early years, the late playwright Kuo Pao Kun devoted himself to introducing world theatre classics to Singapore by personally translating them into Chinese. These works were milestones in the history of local theatre, and a testament to the contribution of Chinese language theatre to multi-cultural Singapore. Through his translation work, Kuo transcended the art of theatre and demonstrated as a public intellectual his dedication to cross-cultural understanding.
About the Speaker:
Teo Han Wue was editor of the “Bilingual Section” of The Straits Times and head of its translation unit in the 1980s. He joined the National Arts Council in the 1990s as Director of Arts Development. In 2004, he started serving as the director of Art Retreat Incorporating the Wu Guanzhong Gallery, a private museum. In retirement, he has remained active in the local arts scene through his writing and curatorial work. His articles in English and Chinese have appeared in publications at home and abroad.
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Mar 19, 2022 - Mar 19, 2022
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