The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama Paperback / softback
Edited by C. T. Hsia, Wai-yee (Harvard University) Li, George Kao
Part of the Translations from the Asian Classics series
This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), 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 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 have been translated into English.
Well-known translators and scholars have supervised the making of this collection and add a short description to each play.
A general introduction situates all selections within their cultural and historical contexts.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Publication Date: 15/04/2014
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780231122672