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Dream in Peony Pavilion

Dream in Peony Pavilion
(Billingual Chinese-English)


TANG Xianzu 汤显祖 (Author)
XU Yuanchong 许渊冲 (Translator )
XU Ming 许明 (Translator)

Dolphin Books, 2016
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    About this book

Dream in Peony Pavilion tells about the love story between Du the Belle and Liu the Dreamer of Mume Flower, sing the praises of young people fighting hard for free love, and presents a romantic ideal of seeking individual happiness, calling for the emancipation of personality and opposing feudality. This book is specially designed for the 400th anniversary commemoration of Tang Xianzu's death.
    About the author

Tang Xianzu (1550—1616) is a famous Chinese dramatist and litterateur. He was born into a family of scholars in Linchuan County of Jiangxi Province, and grew into a man accomplished in poetry, prose, astronomy, geography, medicine and divination. As he was reluctant to fawn upon the rich and powerful persons and bold in exposing social problems, he finally chose to abandon his official position. He enjoys a great reputation for his dramas, among which Dream in Peony Pavilion, Legend of the Purple Hairpin, Dream under the Southern Bough, and Dream of Handan are called Four Dreams of Linchuan. With interesting plots and vivid characters to attack feudal ethics and expose social problems, the Four Dreams of Linchuan have been performed repeatedly in the past 400 years and adored by both Chinese and foreign audience. Dream in Peony Pavilion is his representative work.
    Table of content

Preface I 
序 V 
第一本 ACT I 
Scene 1 Prelude 2 
第一出 标目 154 
Scene 2 Liu Dreamer of Mume Flower 4 
第二出 言怀 155 
Scene 3 Parental Admonition 8 
第三出 训女 157 
Scene 4 A Scholar's Complaint 15 
第四出 腐叹 160 
Scene 5 The Tutor Selected 19
ISBN: 9787511031785
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 206
Sizes: 255x208mm
Publication: 1/2016
Weight: 255g
English, Chinese

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