The Cultural Bridge of Chinese-Western and Western-Chinese Theatre Comparative Design of The Wild Man and The Good Person of Szechwan'
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This paper will aim at researching and examining design methodology for bridging Chinese and Western cultures in Western-Chinese and Chinese-Western theatre, which is based on my experience designing The Wild Man of Gao Xingjian and The Good Person of Szechwan of Bertolt Brecht. The core of my methodology is how to use the visual language of design to help fill in the absent knowledge for audiences with different cultural identities in order to help them more easily decode complex contextual layers in Intercultural Theatre. The reasons for choosing these two playwrights and these two specific plays, as well as Brechts preconceptions of Chinese theatre, will also be discussed. Other relevant information contributing to building the cultural bridge of Chinese-Western and Western-Chinese Theatre will also be discussed, such as the value of Intercultural Theatre as a new format of contemporary theatre in both Western and Chinese theatre, and the bourgeoning of the Chinese-Western and Western-Chinese theatre.