SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — “The King’s Language”, a play about Joseon Dynasty King Sejong, and how he created Hangul, the Korean alphabet, will be staged at the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles on March 22 (local time).
The play will be performed in pansori, a traditional Korean genre of musical storytelling.
The play was invited to the Hollywood Fringe Festival, mesmerizing many through its creative flow based on the mixture of the Korean tradition and modern taste.
“The plot involves the creation of Hangul, and King Sejong’s love for the people,” said the center.
The play also talks about how King Sejong strived to convince the opposition to use Hunminjeongeum, a document that describes an entirely new and native script for the Korean language, to educate the people.
“The play comes as a meaningful achievement,” said Park Wi-jin, director of the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
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