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C2鈥?Jing鈥檃n                                                                                                        Tuesday 29 May 2018鈥?Shanghai Daily

A mobile reading pavilion in front of Jing鈥檃n Park provides bookworms and script lovers a platform to read and
record favorite literary passages during this year鈥檚 Modern Drama Valley. 鈥?All photos by Jiang Xiaowei

The streets host cultural events,
much to the delight of the public

Li Qian                                system here is great, which makes    Modern Drama Valley.                   A wide range of street theater includes magic shows
                                       me feel like that I鈥檓 standing in       In addition to reading, the festi-  and interactive dramas staged by artists from North
In a mobile reading pavilion the       a theater in front of an attentive                                          America, Europe and other regions in the commercial
     size of a telephone booth near    audience.鈥?                          val offered a wide range of street     zone along Nanjing Road W.
     Jing鈥檃n Park, Chen Fangfang,                                           theater performances staged by
     41, recently read out several        The pavilion gave her and like-   artists from North America, Europe
literary works of her favorite poet    minded others a venue for their      and other regions in the commer-
Yu Kwang-chung.                        passion for the spoken word.         cial zone along bustling Nanjing
                                                                            Road W., from May 18 to 23.
   In three minutes, she read several     By scanning a QR code, Chen
poems, including the best-known        downloaded the audio clip she re-       They included magic shows, im-
鈥淗omesickness,鈥?which runs on          corded. She said it made her feel    provised mini-dramas, freestyle
the refrain: 鈥渁s a boy, homesick-      like a professional reader and she   dancing and bubble shows. Also,
ness seemed a small stamp . . . 鈥?     would share it with her friends.     giant puppets were brought to life
                                                                            on the street.
   Chen said she was pleased with         The reading pavilion, opened
the outing. 鈥淚鈥檝e been longing for     two hours a day from May 18-20,         Both local residents and foreign
a stage for my voice because it        was part of the district鈥檚 efforts   visitors stopped to watch, ex-
was a childhood wish to become         to draw people closer to literature  pressing amazement at the street
a reader,鈥?she said. 鈥淭he audio        and theater during this year鈥檚       performances.
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