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China Daily | Updated: 2019-09-30 08:10
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The Crossroad

When: Oct 2-6, 7:30 pm

Where: National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing

In the winter of 1948, a blizzard hit the Yangtze and Huaihe river valleys, where the Kuomintang and Communist armies fought decisively to determine the destiny of China.

The Northwest Army was a renowned force in the fight against the Japanese. Four of its famous generals must make a tough decision. Generals Ma Ze'an, Zhang Yufeng, Zheng Yihu and Zhou Keren become sworn brothers amid the flames of war and agree to stick together in life and death. How to choose the road ahead? Everyone is at the crossroad.

The Merchant of Venice

When: Oct 4-6, 7:30 pm; Oct 5-7, 2:30 pm

Where: Great Theater of China, Shanghai

The upcoming Chinese production of The Merchant of Venice has brought together a star-studded cast and a Laurence Olivier Award-winning theater director from Britain.

The play, directed by David Thacker, features actors Jin Shijia, Yu Ailei and Ayanga.

The Merchant of Venice will be the sixth production of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare Folio Translation Project in Chinese. The project, which seeks to make the Bard's works more accessible to Chinese speakers, kicked off in 2015.

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