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A Theatrical Art Foundation, Donate Two Billion Won to DGU

  

   
  It's the talk of the town for a Lee Hea-rang theatrical art foundation gave a donation of two billion won to DongGuk University(DGU).
  The late Lee Hea-rang(1916~1989) is a director who represents 20c Korean play.  His oldest son, Lee Bang-ju (Vice president of Hyundai Development Company) donated two billion won to remodel the DGU Arts Theater and to make a pavilion which is for the history of Lee Hae-rang's play.
  "I always hope that there would be a theater named after my father exist." He said and "My father always had felt there was a lack of theaters before his death, and I am very happy to  accomplish his hope." He added
  According to University Relation & Development, DGU, the plan is to remodel the theater and have it used as a commercial theater. 
  The lobby of the theater will become a pavilion with Lee Hea-rang's writings, acting copies, and pictorial posters. The opening will play 'Three sisters'(Director Lee Youn-taek), 'The seagulls(Director Shin Young-seop).
  The late Lee Hea-rang graduated from Nihon University in 1931 and had worked in the Group of Tokyo Student Arts as an actor with the late Kim Dong-won before korean independence.  He founded Hyondai theater and directed the first korean 'Hamlet' in 1951.

By Nam Hyuk-woo  reamont@naver.com

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