Chinese Lesson 論語
Tang Chi-kin 鄧智堅; English Translation by Gigi Chang
February 2016
128 pages
4.75" x 7.25"
HK$120 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$18 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-16056-9-6

2016香港藝術節新劇本選

Hong Kong Arts Festival New Play Selection 2016

This original play examines the psyche of Hong Kong’s millennial generation. Especially relevant after the recent “Umbrella Protests”, Chinese Lesson looks at Hong Kong students and their responses to the issues facing their city. This is a classroom drama about a Chinese language teacher and his six final year students who are about to take their university entrance exams. The play draws its material from workshops and interviews with actual secondary school and university students in Hong Kong. Playwright Tang Chi-kin creates a no-holds-barred portrayal of youth and how they see the future of their city, history, literature, culture and authority.

當麻辣中文老師遇上六個即將面對DSE的中六生,補課課堂上教授的不只是中文與歷史知識,而是伸延至人生、社會的當下議題,六位學生對議題的立場各異,老師朱栢謙會如何與他們探索這些爭議性課題背後的真理?他們最終是格物致知,還是欲辯已忘言,越辯越迷失?

鄧智堅與多名中、大學生,以工作坊、遊戲形式探討一連串社會事件,用最真實及最新鮮的素材創作劇本,以黑色幽默及荒誕手法表達。

Tang Chi-kin is an accomplished playwright and actor who graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he won such accolades as the Outstanding Student Award and Outstanding Actor Award. In addition to Chinese Lesson, Tang’s playwrighting credits include The Legend of Hua Tuo and Musilove. He performed in his own written and directed show MeChat at the 2015 Pacific Festival in Vancouver. As an actor, he was named the Outstanding Young Actor of 2008 by the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, and has performed internationally in Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and in Titus Andronicus, also in London.

鄧智堅畢業於香港演藝學院,在學其間獲頒發傑出學生獎和傑出演員等獎項。2008年獲香港戲劇協會頒發傑出年青演員獎,代表作有《聊Dry男》、《潮性辦公室》、《拚死為出位》及《港女發狂之港男發瘟》。鄧更曾為PIP劇場全職演員。其他演出包括《亂世英雄》(原著:火鳳燎原)、《獨座 婚姻介紹所》、《馬克白》、《黑色星期一》、《小人國3 之小人三國》、《仲夏夜之夢》、《阿Q後傳》(香港、台北站)、《菲爾德》等超過六十齣舞台劇。參與編劇和 導演的作品有《論語》、《曇花戀》、《華佗六頂記》、《世人樂章》等。除本地演出,亦常到海外演出,包括2015年加藝太平洋藝術節自編自導自演獨腳戲《聊Dry男》(溫哥華)、2015年英國環球劇場《馬克白》(倫敦)、2012年《泰特斯》(倫敦)反應熱烈,2013年更被邀往德國柏林及諾伊斯兩個城市演出。曾參與台北藝術節、台北關渡藝術節、新加坡華藝節、神戶戲劇節等國際表演。曾擔任香港電台電視節目《好想藝術》主持人,及參與香港電台電視節目,包括《手語隨想曲4》、《識法保職金》及《春風伴我行》等。電影作品有《人間喜劇》、《三條友飲醉酒》。