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Author Lau, Joseph S. M., 1934-

Title Tsʻao Yü : the reluctant disciple of Chekhov and O'Neill, a study in literary influence / Joseph S.M. Lau
Published [Hong Kong] : Hong Kong University Press, 1970
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Description 1 online resource (87 pages)
Series Centre of Asian Studies series ; no. 2
Centre of Asian Studies series ; no. 2
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; I Thunderstorm: Its Source and Form; II Thunderstorm and Desire under the Elms; III Sunrise and the 'Tearful' Art of Chekhov; IV SunriseandThe Cherry Orchard; V The Noble Savage as a Rejuvenative Symbol; VI The Wilderness and The Emperor Jones as Studies of Fear; VII Peking Man and the Decline of Chinese Gentility; VIII Tseng Wen-ch'ing and Ivanov: Portraits of Two 'Superfluous Men'; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Historians of modern Chinese literature have generally used the year 1907 to mark the inception of Western-style drama in China. For in that year, a small group of Chinese students in Japan, inspired by the Japanese experiments with Western drama, decided to follow suit and form the Spring Willow Society, an amateurish dramatic club for experimental purposes. Their first play, staged in Tokyo in February of the same year, is an adaptation from Dumas' La dame aux camelias. The play had an all-male cast and used a strange mixture of old and new techniques. But to the Chinese audience brought up in the native operatic tradition, what must have seemed strange would not have been so much the mixture of technique old and new as the complete unfamiliarity of the plot and the method of its presentation: for neither the story nor the acting was anything akin to what they used to think, of as drama
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-83) and index
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Subject 880-02 Cao, Yu, 1910-1996 -- Knowledge -- Literature
880-02 曹禺, 1910-1996 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789882202979 (electronic bk.)
9882202977 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles 880-01 Added t.p. title in Chinese: Cao Yu
880-01 Added t.p. title in Chinese: 曹禺