SHKP takes disadvantaged children to watch Shakespearean drama

09 Feb 2012


Sun Hung Kai Properties' SHKP Book Club recently sponsored the production of a Putonghua adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and invited more than 300 disadvantaged children and relatives to watch it. SHKP sponsors and organizes varied events to encourage reading and education as part of its efforts to promote development of talented individuals and continuous learning.


Professor Richard Ho Man-wui's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic to an ancient Chinese setting has been staged in Hong Kong, on the mainland and abroad over the past three decades to wide acclaim. Professor Ho also wrote a book about the script, live performances, notes and reviews.


SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok said: "We believe that reading enriches an individual and knowledge opens doors to the future. We took 300 underprivileged children and members of their families to the Putonghua version ofHamlet so they could appreciate the exquisite language and experience a live theatre performance, as a way of learning and expanding their horizons."


SHKP encourages children to read classic literature and discover the fun and benefits of learning. It recently sponsored a Hong Kong-wide primary school drama competition in which students were asked to interpret another adaptation of Hamlet by Professor Ho.

SHKP takes disadvantaged children to watch Shakespearean drama

09 Feb 2012







Sun Hung Kai Properties' SHKP Book Club recently sponsored the production of a Putonghua adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and invited more than 300 disadvantaged children and relatives to watch it. SHKP sponsors and organizes varied events to encourage reading and education as part of its efforts to promote development of talented individuals and continuous learning.


Professor Richard Ho Man-wui's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic to an ancient Chinese setting has been staged in Hong Kong, on the mainland and abroad over the past three decades to wide acclaim. Professor Ho also wrote a book about the script, live performances, notes and reviews.


SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok said: "We believe that reading enriches an individual and knowledge opens doors to the future. We took 300 underprivileged children and members of their families to the Putonghua version ofHamlet so they could appreciate the exquisite language and experience a live theatre performance, as a way of learning and expanding their horizons."


SHKP encourages children to read classic literature and discover the fun and benefits of learning. It recently sponsored a Hong Kong-wide primary school drama competition in which students were asked to interpret another adaptation of Hamlet by Professor Ho.