Markets in everything China fact of the day

by on March 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm in The Arts | Permalink

I enjoyed this one and I wonder what the sequel will look like:

Drawing inspiration from a best-selling Japanese manga adaptation of Das Kapital, Chinese theater producers are planning to bring Marx's masterpiece to the stage.

Yang Shaolin, general manager of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, told the Wen Hui Bao that, together with Fudan University economics professor Zhang Jun and other experts, he is preparing a dramatization of Das Kapital. They've already decided on a director: He Nian, who directed the stage adaptation of the hit martial-arts spoof My Own Swordsman (武林外传).

He Nian says he will combine elements from animation, Broadway musicals, and Las Vegas stage shows to bring Marx's economic theories to life as a trendy, interesting, and educational play.

I thank Robert C. for the pointer.

kevin March 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I bet it makes a lot of money.

josh March 12, 2009 at 3:16 pm

So are they still Marxist or what?

John Pertz March 12, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Correction the two latin american men would be from the late 50′s early 60′s.

Mao March 13, 2009 at 4:46 am

like Spring time for Hitler and Germany?

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