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Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral

Date:10 - 12 August 1995

Venue:Victoria Theatre

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A group of youngsters are preparing a show, possibly in celebration of their impending release from drug rehabilitation. They decide to use the story of Zheng He as material for their play-making.

 

Zheng He is as much a historical figure as he is a legend and a myth. How do youngsters of today look at this eunuch admiral of 600 years ago?

 

We know Zheng He had set off from Liu Jia Gang in Suzhou on his first of seven expeditions to the Western Ocean. And we know when our businessmen now go north investing, their focus is the Industrial Park in Suzhou. What does the past mean to the present?

 

And how are the ancestral relationships conceived? How are normal people compared to eunuchs? “Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral” invites you to share this fascinating untangling.

The most important aspect of an arts education for a child is its integration within culture itself. Culture sets forth the foundation on which a country is built upon: its direction, pathways and values. The education of arts and culture very much emphasizes the development of character.

Goh Lay Kuan | Co-Founder / Artistic Advisor