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Several talented local artists from the Vietnam Youth Theater have been invited to perform in 'Hedda Gabler', a classic play which is considered to be one of the outstanding works of Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen.

What is the future of traditional Vietnamese theatre?

Traditional theatrical art is facing an existential crisis due to a lack of engagement and consistent interest from audiences, especially on the traditional stage. 

Classic Antigone set for Hanoi stage

LucTeam Theatre will be the first team performing Antigone on Saturday under a theatre project to popularise the work by Sophocles – one of classical Athens' greatest playwrights.

100 years: the rise and fall of modern theatre in Vietnam

The thousand-year-old culture of Vietnam is so rich in theatrical tradition – be it plays, comedies, tragedies or musicals – that each region seems to have its own operatic form.

Goethe Institute helps to perform 'Antigone'

Vietnamese artists and audience will have the chance to engage with the work of ancient Greek writer Sophocles under a project run by the Goethe Institute and Vietnam Youth Theatre. 

Comedy absent in many local sitcoms

From the very first time a sitcom appeared on TV screens around Vietnam more than a decade ago it was clear that the format had found favour among the country’s younger viewers while older ones were left somewhat unimpressed.

Theatre offers drama training for children in summer

Children in HCM City are encouraged to join training courses in performance skills launched by the Small Theatre, a leading private theatre, this summer. 

Vietnam wins prizes at China – ASEAN Theatre Festival

Vietnam has won two prizes at the 7th China – ASEAN Theatre Festival in Nanning city, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.

Ngoc Hung: man of theatre and dreams

 VietNamNet Bridge – A sofa and dressing table topped with roses were part of a stunning stage backdrop for a romantic play staged recently in HCM City by the The Gioi Tre (The World of Youth) Drama Troupe.

Traditional tuong theatre must be preserved

Viet Nam should publish books, video of tuong (classic drama), and host forums, talks, symposiums and shows at schools for students in order to preserve and promote traditional theatre that has existed for thousands of years.

Ceremony to honor Hoang Sa Fleet to be reinstated

 A troop banquet ceremony honoring the Hoang Sa Fleet which patrols Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes on Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai will be revived in Hanoi this November.

Hanoi makes plan for preserving ancient villas

 Vice chairman of Hanoi Vu Hong Khanh asked the departments of construction, planning and architecture, and culture, sport and tourism to appraise villas built before 1954 for consideration for the list of preservation.

New York Steakhouse presents ventriloquist

 Famous French ventriloquist Christian Gabriel and his friend, monkey puppet Fredy, will entertain the city's residents from September 3 to 10.

Tragedy of drama

VietNamNet Bridge – The tragedy of private drama troupes in HCM City is that they can draw the audience to their all-the-year-round performances but they do not have their own theatres.

15 movies for Vietnamese audience in July

 VietNamNet Bridge – The peak month of the summer movie season will gather 15 interesting works, from action blockbusters to 3D animations, Vietnamese, Indian and French films.

Nine movies to go to theaters in June

 VietNamNet Bridge – “World War Z”, “After Earth”, “Man of Steel” and “The Great Gatsby” are the blockbusters that will be released at local movie theaters this month.

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