The Crowd 烏合之眾
Yu Rongjun 喻榮軍; English Translation by Gigi Chang
March 2015
212 pages
4.75" x 7.25"
HK$120 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$18 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-16056-8-9

2015香港藝術節新劇本選
Hong Kong Arts Festival New Play Selection 2015

Inspired by Gustave Le Bon’s prophetic 1894 study of crowd psychology The Crowd: A Study of Popular Mind and Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, The Crowd is a searing play by China’s most produced living playwright Yu Rongjun. Set in Chongqing, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, from the Cultural Revolution to the present day, The Crowd pitches the forces of irrational mass frenzy against the powerless struggle of the individual—with tragic consequences. This daring play investigates one man’s struggle to seek justice at all costs; and culminates in a rendezvous on a fateful day in Hong Kong. Will revenge settle old scores or open up new wounds?

文革,重慶,一個工廠書記,開槍誤殺一個帶着孩子的母親。幾十年來,孩子一直在尋找仇人,從北京到上海,最後在香港找到了當年的兇手。有關復仇與公義、苦難的過去和美好的未來、個體及社會矛盾的故事,在幾十年間翻天覆地變遷的社會中一一展開。

上海著名編劇喻榮軍,多年來改編及創作劇本無數,為中國話劇藝術帶來新視野。《烏合之眾》借鑑易卜生的《人民公敵》,和法國社會心理學家古斯塔夫.勒龐有關大眾心理的研究;抽象非敍事的文本,隱喻中國近代社會。

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