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  • LIFE

    Bangkok is alive with the sound of music

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 01/04/2015

    » Last year was a quiet for musicals in Bangkok. This year, however, we have already seen two musical productions, from a small adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion at Thonglor Art Space to the original Broadway musical Beauty And The Beast earlier this month. This week alone, there are two more productions, from veteran Yuthtana Lopanpaibul's Thai version of The Sound Of Music opening tomorrow at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre, to, beginning on Saturday, a stage adaptation by Teravat Anuvatudom of the 2004 film Hom Rong (The Overture), the debut performance at KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha, Siam Square One.

  • THAILAND

    Carrying the weight of uncertainty

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Under the purple and orange hue of dawn, our bus arrived at the base of Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province. We had our tents, sleeping bags and backpacks as we got ready to trek one of the most gruelling uphill climbs in the country — a steep slope of 5.5km to the top of this popular mountain destination, which takes anywhere from four to eight hours.

  • LIFE

    A cultural crossroads

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/01/2015

    » In the trailer for the currently running Channel 3 TV series Bang Rajan, the formidable Somchai Kemglad bellowed: "I'll fight with my body and blood for the my fellow Thais, for them to be at peace, whether awake or asleep."

  • LIFE

    All the king's men: Naii Nai staged as The Gentlemen

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 29/01/2015

    » Unfortunately, Pichet Klunchun will not appear onstage in a reproduction of his dance performance Naii Nai which begins tomorrow at Chulalongkorn University's Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre of Dramatic Arts. Other changes from last year's staging in Singapore with TheatreWorks include the title, which has changed to The Gentlemen, and the performance's narrative, which has been rendered more conventional.

  • LIFE

    An American story

    Life, Published on 08/12/2014

    » The story of American expats in far-flung Siam is the tale of one of the world's most fascinating foreign communities, and a new book published by EDM Books offers a deep and detailed insight into it.

  • LIFE

    Music is the best medicine

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 20/11/2014

    » The Supatwanich siblings — Kanlaya, Kangsadal and Chatr — share a talent for singing, and team up as a trio, Plern Asa, for monthly performances at Ramathibodi Hospital's bustling outpatient department.

  • LIFE

    Pushing for a whole new kettle of fish

    Life, Published on 29/10/2014

    » When customers waltz in to Bill Marinelli's Oyster Bar restaurant, many of them are not familiar with his menu, so he always asks them the same question.

  • LIFE

    Art of breaking up

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 26/09/2014

    » A rehearsal room. A couple walk in," reads the stage direction for Cloture De L'Amour. Who the couple are is not made clear; he might be a playwright or director, while she an actress or choreographer.

  • LIFE

    Moments of youth

    Life, Published on 03/10/2014

    » Thai student films have come a long way from amateurish works done just to pass a course. This week, two movies by young filmmakers are showing at Asia's leading film festival, and their stories about teen angst are unashamedly authentic

  • LIFE

    The power of beauty

    Life, Published on 26/08/2014

    » Is it my fault I wasn't born beautiful? What is beauty? What's it like to be beautiful? And should I feel ashamed for not having that quality?

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