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The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama (Translations from the Asian Classics)

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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.

Amazon Sales Rank 2,452,181
Released 15/04/2014
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher Columbia University Press
Studio Columbia University Press
Manufacturer Columbia University Press
Editor(s) C. T. Hsia
Wai-yee Li
George Kao
Language(s) English (Published)
Adult Product? No


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