Shakespeare's historical play to stage in China

It has been announced that the Royal Shakespeare Company is planning to bring Henry V to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in February next year.

It'll be the first time the RSC has brought the history play to China and has already played to rave reviews in London.

As one of the most famous and influential Shakespearean history plays, Henry V tells the story of the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.

The introduction to Chinese theatres is part of the troupe's "King & Country" tour to China, which will also see such acclaimed productions of Shakespeare's as Henry IV Part I and Part II.

Furthermore, a Chinese version of Henry V is to be staged in Shanghai in October next year.

It's being directed by the associate director of the English version Owen Horsley.

The Royal Shakespeare Company is also working with its Chinese partners on two other projects, namely "The Shakespeare Folio Project" and "The Chinese Classics Project," the latter aiming to translate Chinese classics into English.

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