Thespians Claim First Runner-up in Hong Kong Shakespeare Festival
Following its performance of The Tempest at the 8th Chinese Universities Shakespeare Festival in Hong Kong in May, a troupe of NTU undergraduate Shakespeareans of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Department of Drama and Theatre took home a bagful of awards. Besides placing as first runner-up, the NTU thespians brought home awards for Best Director, Audience Choice of Best Performance, and Most Original Production.
Though the troupe faced the stiff competition of 44 other talented teams from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and around China, its exceptional performance should come as no surprise. Not only is NTU ranked among the world’s 100 leading universities, the DFLL placed 37th in the English Language and Literature section of the QS World University Rankings in 2011.