Interview with the actors of <Red Cliff>
Liu Bei : Gunhee Lee / Guan Yu : Jae Bak Lee / Zhang Fei : Eui Hawn Kim
*We met the three heroes of an oath of fraternity in a peach garden*
The team of <Red Cliff>, Jeongdong Theater was working on rehearsal in Febrary. 14.
in spite of the Valentin’s day.
I visited in the rehearsal room and I had short interview the three actors who take roles of Liu Bei, Gwan Yu and Zhang Fei.
Q. Please introduce your role.
Gunhee : I take a role of Liu Bei and I mainly take on Korean dance and Pansori in <Red Cliff>
Jae Bak : I take a role of Guan Yu and I take on every things. (Laughing)
Eui Hwan : I take a role of Zhang Fei. Especially I take on ‘chief of actors’ so I am a facilitator of communication between the staffs and the actors.
Q.What do you think the best scene from <Red Cliff>? Please give the audiences some tips to see this performance.
Eui Hwan : The best scene that I think is “An oath of fraternity in a peach garden”. There are many other great scenes in <Red Cliff> but I think, the promise to justice and to save the state is well expressed in this scene. I think that it is what the performance want to say. That is why I would like to recommend the scene.
Jae Bak : For me, the choreography which gave me many difficulty is the best impressive thing. To choice the hardest one, actually every time was hard.(Laughing) Therefore, I think that every scene will give me impression but for the audiences, the scene where “Fen” is unfolded and a picture is completed.
Gunhee : There is the last scene where Guan Yu open a way for Cao Cao and Zhuge Liang declares that he will govern it strictly. At this moment, the three men, Guan Yu, Liu Bei and Zhang Fei show their brotherhood. I was very impressed from the scene. To give a tip for the audiences, I would like to say that you need to concentrate scenes where the dance, the music and Pansori are in harmony. Actually it is hard to understand the story of Pansori so you have to concentrate to it. After understanding the story and following the meanings then you could feel more things.
Eui Hwan : To give you some tips, I would like to say that there are lots of attractions of Gugak in this performance as it is an original play of Pansori. Therefore, I would like to say to the audiences to have interest of Pansori and Gugak to see this show.
Q.Do you have any episode to remember during the rehearsal?
Gunhee : There were many accidents that the props such as fens and drumstick were broken.
Eui Hwan : The actors were embarrassed when the props were broken in important and serious scenes.
Jae Bak : Today as well, the fen flies when I open it!
Q.This Performance was awarded by various festival such as DIMF University Students Musical Festival 2016 and H-star Festival. What is your expectation as the actors of <Red Cliff> in Version of Jeongdong Theater?
Eui Hwan : As the performance of last year(2016) was project of students, there was big passion. However we always lacked the profession. Now as we came to the theater system, we work with professional staffs. We also have bigger expectation and passion regarding the theater so it is expected that there will be unexpected work made by. Now we are preparing the show with the passion in basic and with the expectation of improved performance.
Q.Lastly please fill the black of “Red cliff is 000”
Eui Hwan : Red cliff is a fire
We will give a hot energy and fever from the stage where we put the fire to the audiences who need hotness as they lives in difficult and cold era.
Jae Bak : Red Cliff is a chance to meet the heroes of your childhood.
I remembered the heroes of my childhood as I take the role of the heroes whom I met them only by the book of <Romance of the Three Kingdom>
Gunhee : Red Cliff is an active volcano.
There is an energy of enormous temperature never stop from the begin to the end of the stage.
As the three actors mentioned, very hot and great performance is now on preparation!
The stage of March in Jeongdong Theater!
Let’s meet the expecting and young actors with the passion!