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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By |2014-12-16T16:54:29-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Theater|Comments Off on Yuan Drama (Yuán Cháo zájù 元朝杂剧)|Yuán Cháo zájù 元朝杂剧 (Yuan Drama)

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