Yuan Drama (Yuán Cháo zájù 元朝杂剧)

Patricia SIEBER

The last section from the Yuan drama The Story of the Western Wing, by playwright Wang Shifu. Calligraphy by Wang Cheng (1494–1533).

Growing out of a largely anonymous performance and ritual tradition of the Song and Jin periods, Yuan drama matured into a recognizable artistic form. During this first golden age of Chinese song-drama (1279–1368), individual actresses and actors, playwrights, and critics perfected performance conventions, scripts, and aesthetic criteria.

The Yuan….

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