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Scenes for Mandarins: The Elite Theater of the Ming

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The first introduction to the classical Chinese theater of Ming drama contains highlights from six of the best plays of the period and lively commentary on each, providing the context necessary for Western readers to grasp the scope of the genre.

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This reprint of the 1995 edition presents an introduction to classical Ming drama with highlights from six of the best plays of the period (1368-1644) and commentary on each. Providing the context necessary for Western readers to grasp the scope of this genre of theatre, Birch (East Asian Languages, U. of California) leads readers into the world of Ming drama by reflecting on its rise and development, aesthetic and emotional appeals, and dramaturgical achievements. No index. Contains some b&w illustrations.
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ISBN:
9780231102636
Author:
Birch, Cyril
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Author:
Birch, Cyril
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
8.91x5.99x.59 in. .82 lbs.

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