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Edinburgh festival invites Peking Opera 'Hamlet'

A new Peking Opera, "The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan," has been selected by the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival, which runs from August 12 to September 4, officials said.

First held in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival gathers the best of performing arts from around the world, including theater, dance, opera and classical music.

According to Jonathan Mills, director of the festival, next year's event is to focus on Asian culture. Artists from China, India, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam will provide the beauty, traditions and distinctive philosophies of Asian cultures through marvelous stage productions.

Since its debut in 2005, "The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan," a Shanghai Peking Opera House production, has been staged many times in Europe and received wide acclaims. This East-meets-West adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" has subtitles in seven languages.

In addition to the Peking Opera, the festival will also feature "Peony Pavillion," an elegant ballet presented by the National Ballet of China, with music by the acclaimed composer, Guo Wenjing.


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