Renyi's New Year's Eve drama was announced, and the "Mao Award" work "Zhang Juzheng" was changed into a drama for the first time [Feng Yuanzheng is the director and starring, hoping that the audience will see a "different historical drama", which will be staged at the Capital Theater on December 12]

Beijing Renyi's New Year's Eve drama "Zhang Juzheng" held a media conference in the hall of the Capital Theater on November 11. Director and starring Feng Yuanzheng and director Yan Rui, together with actors Zhang Pei, Liu Zhiyang, Li Jinfeng, He Jing, Li Jintao, Wen Bo, Liu Chen, Liang Guodong, Guo Wei, Sun Xiaoxiao, Jin Han, Xie Tian, Huang Qiyuan, Hao Jia Peizhao, Li Zirui, Xu Du and other main creators all appeared to interpret the creative process and innovative expression of this original new work. It is reported that the rehearsal of "Zhang Juzheng" has entered the late stage, and the play will meet the audience at the Capital Theater on December 27.

Screenwriter Xiong Zhaozheng changed his draft nine times

"Zhang Juzheng" is written by Xiong Zhaozheng, a famous writer and winner of the Mao Dun Literature Award. In 2002, his novel "Zhang Juzheng" was officially published, which enjoyed a high reputation both inside and outside the literary world. In 2005, this work won the Mao Dun Literature Award, and at the same time, it was adapted into a hit film and television drama by the author himself. After that, Xiong Zhaozheng lasted several years, changed his draft nine times, changed the narrative structure of the novel, and tailored the drama script "Zhang Juzheng" for Beijing Renyi. It is understood that this is the first time that this novel has been put on the stage of a drama, and it is also another collaboration between Beijing Renyi and Xiong Zhaozheng after the drama "Sima Qian". From a generation of historians to a generation of reformers, Beijing Renyi has once again expanded in the depth and breadth of costume dramas. With a solid foundation for the first creation, the richness and exploration of the work given by the second creation are more expected. In the eyes of directors Feng Yuanzheng and Yan Rui, this work will be refreshing to the audience in terms of directorial techniques, performance methods and visual presentation.

The theatrical stage uses cinematic techniques

In recent years, Beijing Renyi's historical dramas have been one play and one style, and as a blockbuster work launched by Beijing Renyi this year, "Zhang Juzheng" has re-presented the style and style of a historical drama. The play does not take a simple narrative as the core, but takes the important events of the Ming Dynasty reformer Zhang Juzheng as a clue, connects history and imagination, spans the two ends of life and death before and after his death, and expresses Zhang Juzheng's life and historical contributions in a new structural way. "Our focus is not really on telling a story, but on the journey of a reformer. It is a deep reflection on people and the reforms they have made. Director and starring Feng Yuanzheng said. In addition to the thinking that runs through the whole play is the key to the connection between this work and the audience, the innovative stage expression is also a refreshing highlight of the work. The audience will see the cinematic transition on the stage, "The scene will be fluid. Feng Yuanzheng said, "Everyone will see a 'different historical drama'."

The crew went to Zhang Juzheng's hometown to collect style

In the main creative lineup of the debut, from directors to actors, this combination of the Mesozoic and the new generation still reflects the stage inheritance of Beijing Renyi. "Compared with the feelings of the original literati, this time it is more necessary to show the mind of a reformer, highlighting his strategy and courage." Feng Yuanzheng, who plays Zhang Juzheng, interprets the characters in this way. During the rehearsal, the crew organized the actors to go to Jingzhou, Hubei, Zhang Juzheng's hometown, to collect style, and also went to the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs and other places to find historical relics of the Ming Dynasty, and through visits and expert explanations, they had an in-depth understanding of the etiquette, culture, and political ecology of the Ming Dynasty. Director Yan Rui said that this repertoire will look for a "sense of historical depth, connecting history and contemporary".

Written by Beijing News reporter Liu Zhen