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'Bond' by Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company

  • Publish Date:2016-05-26
'Bond' by Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company

  • Chinese Title: 《約/束》
  • Year of Release: 2009
  • Based On: "The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare
  • Produced By: Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company


"Bond” is the first Shakespearean adaptation by the Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company. Extending the storyline of "The Merchant of Venice” to a medieval Chinese city, the play explores the dual meaning of "bond” - protection and restriction in the contexts of race, law, justice, friendship, love, gender, and marital fidelity.