GUAN Hanqing (Guān Hànqīng 关汉卿)

Haiwang YUAN

The Yuan dynasty dramatist Guan Hanqing wrote in the zaju format, a stylized form of theater usually in four acts. Scholars have likened his influence on Chinese theater to that of Shakespeare on Western theater.

Little is known about Guan Hanqing’s life. It has been said that he was born in Dadu (today’s Beijing), Qizhou of Hebei Province, or Jiezhou of Shanxi Province. He was either a physician himself prior to becoming….

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