China News Service, Beijing, October 15th. In 2019, when "De Ling and Empress Dowager" was performed in Beijing, it was once hailed as "the best appearance of commercial drama."
On October 14, "De Ling and Empress Dowager" starring Jiang Shan, Zheng Yunlong, Lang Ling and producer Li Dong visited the auspicious theater to chat about "Those things in the palace".
"De Ling and Empress Dowager" poster
This classic work "De Ling and Ci Xi", written by He Jiping, Li Dong and Gazi as the main producers, directed by Situ Huizhuo, starring Jiang Shan, Zheng Yunlong, and Lang Ling, and co-starred by Tianjin People’s Art Theatre, will be held on November 11 From 17th to 28th November, it will land in Beijing Poly Theater.
In 1998, "De Ling and Empress Dowager" premiered in Hong Kong and won the five major awards for Hong Kong stage dramas.
In 2008, the drama "De Ling and Empress Dowager" was staged at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.
In 2019, under the planning and operation of producer Li Dong, "De Ling and Empress Dowager" was staged in Beijing and Shanghai. Jiang Shan, Huang Huici, Zheng Yunlong led the starring, and Lu Yan and Pu Cunxin were invited to star and were welcomed by many audiences.
Since its premiere in Beijing in 2019, the box office of "De Ling and Empress Dowager" has soared all the way.
The screenwriter He Jiping is not constructing history, but "re-interpreting these familiar characters from the perspective of human nature, hoping to unearth new meanings."
A clan who grew up in the West, came to the heavily locked Forbidden City, to some extent, witnessed a historic node, and also promoted the process of reform in the late Qing Dynasty.
In this seemingly magnificent meaning, she is actually a beautiful young girl who uses her wisdom, sincerity and love to light up her glory.
De Ling Si Xi Photography: Ma Cheng
In the main creation sharing session, the three actors showed their voices and played a court version of "Sound on the Scene".
The creators interacted sincerely and talked about the creation of "inside and outside the palace".
Jiang Shan deliberately rushed back from the United States, after nearly a month of isolation, only to achieve the "Cixi" in the eyes of the audience.
Producer Li Dong shared that he didn't think about Jiang Shan when he started casting for Cixi.
Later, he asked a few friends in the industry to recommend him, and Jiang Shan was included in the list of all three. Later, he went directly to the studio where Jiang Shan was filming and invited, and this finally took place.
Cixi Photography: Hu Min
Jiang Shan also recalled that when she received the script of "De Ling and Empress Dowager", she read it twice in one breath and was very excited.
"In this play, Cixi is not the Cixi that everyone has always known. He Jiping let the audience see the other side of Cixi. She is a living person, not just a symbol." Jiang Shan said, although the performance has been performed. It's the third round, but until now, she is still very nervous before each performance, because she wants to show more things and more different colors to the audience, which is also the charm of the drama stage.
Photography by Guangxu and Longyu: Ma Cheng
Zheng Yunlong just finished "Desire under the Elms", and he joined the group non-stop to start the re-arrangement of "De Ling and Empress Dowager".
He said that this is his second time acting in a drama. At the beginning, he didn't have much experience and he came with a learning mentality.
He said that when he first started rehearsal in 2019, he was still a little scared of Jiang Shan. As he slowly contacted him, he discovered that Sister Shan was particularly cheerful in private.
He also benefited a lot from this performance.
"De Ling and Empress" will maintain the original lineup of the previous round of tour, starring Jiang Shan, Zheng Yunlong, and Lang Ling. The original lineup of Tianjin People's Art Theater will also return.
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