A Study on the Thematic, Narrative, and Musical Structure of Guan Hanqing’s Yuan Zaju, Injustice to Dou E

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A Study on the Thematic, Narrative, and Musical Structure of Guan Hanqing’s Yuan Zaju, Injustice to Dou E

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This book is a study of the thematic, narrative, and musical structure of Yuanqu xuan [A Selection of Yuan Plays] edition of the Yuan zaju (variety play) Dou E yuan [Injustice to Dou E] originally composed by the highly regarded playwright Guan Hanqing (fl. 1260). Although other authors have studied these three aspects of Dou E yuan separately, this is the first comprehensive treatment of the topic as a scholarly monograph in English. Yumin Ao’s analysis is based on the edition of the play in the Yuanqu xuan [A Selection of Yuan Plays] compiled by the Ming publisher Zang Maoxun (ca. 1550–1620). Ao proposes that Dou E yuan, as a dramatic narrative which develops through its enactment on the stage rather than by verbal presentation as a story, displays its integrative structure of narration through its thematic development and within its musical conventions.

ISBN

978-1-4331-3055-7

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Peter Lang

City

New York, NY

Disciplines

Other Film and Media Studies | Other Theatre and Performance Studies

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This book is part of a series:

Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures. Vol. 240
General Editors: Michael G. Paulson and Tamara Alvarez-Detrell

A Study on the Thematic, Narrative, and Musical Structure of Guan Hanqing’s Yuan Zaju, Injustice to Dou E


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