Wang Jiajia and Miao Ruimin from Shenyang Normal University, China, on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe as part of the tenth Sam Wanamaker Festival, the largest showcase of young acting talent in the UK. They joined 38 students from top drama schools across the UK and two from the USA who presented scenes from Shakespeare and his contemporaries after a weekend of workshops from Globe Education. This is the first year the Festival has welcomed students from China.
The duo performed a scene from Othello in Beijing opera-style. Patrick Spottiswoode, Director, Globe Education, commented, “The Sam Wanamaker Festival was created to celebrate the long history of prestigious theatre training in this country – and the talent that comes out of it. This year we welcome actors from the USA and China to share with us their training and interpretations of Shakespeare. It is vital to our practice to learn from our neighbours, both across the River Thames and across the world.”