FOUR PLAYS OF THE YUAN DRAMA
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FOUR PLAYS OF THE YUAN DRAMA by RICHARD YANG

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This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (–), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic  › Books › Literature & Fiction › History & Criticism. The dramas of the Yuan Dynasty () are called Yuan Zaju, poetic dramas set to a mature, high-class theatrical form, theYuan Zaju is full of the characteristics of that period, and displays unique artistic , they are regarded as the most notable achievement of Yuan   The Elements of Yuan Theatre. Structure. Yuan plays were generally composed of four acts and a short scene called a "wedge" (hsieh tzu). The wedge would often appear at the very beginning of a play, but a note in Six Yuan Plays mentions that it could also occur in between acts. The wedge figuratively sets the stage for the events of the   The Four Plays of Yuan Drama has also made extensive use of similes and symbolism. An example from the play is in ACT 1 where Lu Tung-Pin uses similes in psalm 2. In this psalm, Lu Tung-Pin says, it is making sounds akin to wind in ://

The most important contribution to studies on Yuan drama in recent years and a book that will raise and set the bar for future work in this field. -- Tian Yuan Tan, SOAS, University of London This anthology, together with original introductory segments, opens a new window onto the urban milieu of the formative period of early Chinese :// This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic range. Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and mime, and jokes and acrobatic feats, Yuan Yuan plays were a On the one hand oppressed, on the other released from the straight-jacket of Confucianism, the Chinese made the most of recent developments in poetry and drama. Yuan plays were a tonic, an amazing spectacle - colorful outbursts of singing, dancing, music, acting and ://   Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and mime, and jokes and acrobatic feats, Yuan drama formed a vital part of China's culture of performance and entertainment in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. To date, few Yuan-dynasty plays

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays' fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming imperial court and then extensively revised Yuan dynasty, dynasty established by Mongol nomads that ruled portions and eventually all of China from the early 13th century to Mongol suzerainty eventually also stretched throughout most of Asia and eastern Europe, though the Yuan emperors were rarely able to exercise much control over Chinese literature - Chinese literature - Yuan dynasty: – Fleeing from the Jin (Juchen) Tatars, who captured their capital in , the Song officials and courtiers retreated southward. For almost a century and a half, China was again divided. And in spite of political reunification by Kublai Khan, founder of the Yuan, or Mongol, dynasty (beginning in in the North and Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library