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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-11-01 00:00:00 KST

And now it's time for our daily arts and culture segment with our Michelle Kim. Today, she brings us a preview of events happening over the weekend.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Today, I'll start by telling you about a musical and a play that are currently running in Seoul, both of which are modern adaptations of famous works. Here are the details.



The musical based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's first novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther," is back for an encore performance and is now playing at the Universal Arts Center.
The story is loosely based on Goethe's life and is a love story between young Werther and a beautiful young lady named Charlotte.
It's love at first sight for Werther when he meets Charlotte at a glamorous ball, and he falls deeply in love with her, even though he knows she is already engaged to a man named Albert who is 11 years her senior.
He struggles for years with his forbidden love for Charlotte, until finally making a radical decision about his life.
Since its premiere here 12 years ago, the musical has been praised by critics and loved by viewers.
According to one of the show's producers, this year's show is more extravagant than the last two years ago.


[Interview : Kim Min-jung, Producer] "This year, the show has more dynamic features than it did two years ago. We have a full 14-member orchestra and restructured the stage to create a more extravagant setting so the audience can better engage with the story."

The musical continues at the Universal Art Center until December 16th.

The play "Shouting Macbeth!" takes a modern approach to the Shakespearean tragedy by comparing the greed of modern man to Macbeth's greed for power.
The plot is loosely based on Shakespeare's masterpiece, but is set in a club to underline the passions of the characters.
To create the atmosphere of the club, the theater has been transformed and the seats removed, eliminating the boundary between the actors and the audience.
The play continues at Art Space Seoul until November 4th.
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