Lee Chee Keng

Humanities (Theatre)

Assistant Professor of Practice

Email: leecheekeng@yale-nus.edu.sg

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Assistant Professor Lee Chee Keng received his BA (Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies) and MA (Japanese Studies) from National University of Singapore, and his DLitt from Central Academy of Drama, Beijing. While he also writes, translates and occasionally acts, his creative practice is anchored in theatre making, directing and actor training. Dr Lee’s theatre is inspired by his appreciation of Asian traditional forms as well as his systematic study of Stanislavski system during his years at the Central Academy of Drama. He gleans from the influences that form his theatre worldview to develop kinesthetic and perceptual awareness in the performance of actors who work with him. He is excited to be part of the Yale-NUS community, and looks to humanising, experiencing and examining issues around us through theater making.

Actor Training
Theatre Making
Asian Shakespeare Performance
Performance and Ideology
Translation in Performance
Visual Imagery in Performance

“Ideology and student performances in China,” with Yong, L. L., in Hartley, A. J., ed., Shakespeare on the College and University Stage. London: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 90-109.

“How do actors train? — Some preliminary reflections on Suzuki Method of actor training,” in Chen M.Z., ed., Research in Acting Training and Teaching Pedagogy. Shanghai: Shanghai Theatre Academy, 2015, 402-413.

“Tracing Grotowski’s Early Influences,” in Chen M.Z., ed., Research in Acting Training and Teaching Pedagogy. Shanghai: Shanghai Theatre Academy, 2015, 315-320.

“Reflecting on Grotowski’s Theatre Productions,” in Chen M.Z., ed., Research in Acting Training and Teaching Pedagogy. Shanghai: Shanghai Theatre Academy, 2015, 321-331.

“Investigating Grotowski’s Post-Theatre-Production Work,” in Chen M.Z., ed., Research in Acting Training and Teaching Pedagogy. Shanghai: Shanghai Theatre Academy, 2015, 332-350.

“Performing cultural exchange in Richard III: inter-cultural display and personal reflections,” in Bennett, S., & Carson, C., eds., Shakespeare Beyond English: A Global Experiment. London: Cambridge University Press, 2013, 75-82.

“’Seed of the Image’: Image Metaphor as a Strategy of Creative Process and Ideological Resistance,” in Morgan, C. & Malva, F., eds., Activating the Inanimate. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013

Embodied Script Analysis