Source: The Taming of the Shrew
Group: Taipei Li-yuan Chinese Opera Theatre [Taipei xin jutuan]
Venue: Cement Hall [Shiminting], Taiwan Cement Building [Taini dalou]
Director: Chung, Tracy H. L.
Crew: The Koo Foundation (production); Ku, Vivien H. C. (producer); Li, Bao-chun (artistic director); Liu, Bo-qi (advisor); Liu, Zhi-long (production manager); Cheng, Jian-xiong (theater management); Zhou, Xiao-yu (assistant producer); Chen, Zhi-ling (publicity); Chung, Tracy H. L. (playwright); Ye, Guang (composer); Zhang, Wei-wen (set design); Cai, Yu-fen (costume); Liu, Jack (lighting); Chang, Gui-xiang (rehearsal director); Wang, Yao-chong (stage manager); Wu, De-fu (costume); Li, Kai (costume); You, Chun-jia (costume); Bai, Ming-hui (costume); Xing, Yuan-lin (makeup and headdress); Wang, Qi-san (technical director); Ren, Hui-ling (lighting operator); Ceng, Tian-you (stage design assistant); Shi-Chi Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd. (scene production); Liu, Jia-qi (subtitles); Liu, Ben-gu (sound); Topsound Pro. Sound & Lighting (sound engineering); Ye, Guang (musician); Deng, Kai-lun (musician); Wang, Xiao-lin (musician); Zhuang, Wen-wen (musician); Li, Ping (musician); Su, Ying-en (musician); Huang, Yu-hui (musician); Zhong, Pei-rong (musician); Chen, Hui-qin (musician); Liu, Yao-yuan (musician); Cai, Ya-ling (musician); Zhong, Hui-qing (musician); Ye, Jun-ming (musician); Wu, Cheng-han (musician); Liu, Rui-rong (musician)
Cast: Huang, Yu-lin (Hong, Yan-zhi "Rouge Tiger" / Katherine); Chao, Yang-chiang (Shi Zhi-gao "Lion Dog" / Petruchio); Chang, Gui-xiang (Rouge Tiger's Father "Old Wine Pot" / Baptista); Lin, Wen-bin (Storyteller); Zhang, Xue-hong (Hong, Xiao-mei / Bianca); Li, Jing-ni (Lion Dog's Mother "Old Medicine Jar"); Zhang, Xue-hong (Maid); Li, Jing-ni (Lion); Lu, Jia-ling (Tiger); Liu, You-chang (Suitor); Chen, Fu-guo (Suitor); Shi, Zheng-liang (Suitor); Zhang, Feng-shuo (Suitor); Liu, You-chang (Servant); Chen, Fu-guo (Servant); Shi, Zheng-liang (Servant); Zhang, Feng-shuo (Servant); Liu, You-chang (Sedan Chair Carrier); Chen, Fu-guo (Sedan Chair Carrier); Shi, Zheng-liang (Sedan Chair Carrier); Zhang, Feng-shuo (Sedan Chair Carrier); Liu, You-chang (Friend-Relative); Chen, Fu-guo (Friend-Relative); Shi, Zheng-liang (Friend-Relative); Zhang, Feng-shuo (Friend-Relative); Li, Jing-ni (Woman); Lu, Jia-Ling (Woman); Bai, Ming-hui (Prop Man); Teng, Xiao-long (Prop Man); You, Chun-jia (Prop Man)
Genre: jingju (Beijing opera, Peking opera)
Year of Recording: 2002
Rights: Taipei Li-yuan Chinese Opera Theatre [Taipei xin jutuan]
Rouge Tiger and Lion Dog [Yanzhihu yu Shizigou]
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This adaptation condenses the story into 10 scenes connected by a narrator, focusing on the shrew's psychology. The playwright-director downplays the themes of gender war, patriarchy, and economy, and emphasizes the power of love and tenderness, both between marital partners and among family members. The tamer's repentance significantly revises the original. Following the tradition of xiqu, the stage design is simple and fluid, with visible "prop men" as an organic part of the performance. Film techniques, such as rewind and flashbacks, are also employed.