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The Greatest Love Story

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is one of the best-known love stories in the world. In June, at the Ninth Chinese Universities Shakespeare Festival, Jishou University from Hunan Province performed an innovative rendition of the renowned play by setting it in a Chinese ethnic minority background. Held at the CUHK Sir Run Run Shaw Hall from 4 to 6 June, a total of 12 universities from Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan contended for the championship. Jishou University was the first runner-up and recipient of the Best Set award. Deng Sha who played Juliet was awarded ‘Outstanding Actress’.