Of Mountains and Seas: A Tragicomedy of the Gods in Three Acts

Of Mountains and Seas: A Tragicomedy of the Gods in Three Acts

by Gao Xingjian, Gilbert C.F. Fong
     
 

ISBN-10: 9629963752

ISBN-13: 9789629963750

Pub. Date: 08/27/2008

Publisher: Chinese University Press, The

Of Mountains and Seas is a fictional play that weaves together legendary characters from the classic Chinese text, Shanhaijing. The well-known mythical characters are presented as ordinary individuals who, despite their divine powers, struggle with the misadventures and emotional consequences of life. The gods appear innocent and childish, comically

Overview

Of Mountains and Seas is a fictional play that weaves together legendary characters from the classic Chinese text, Shanhaijing. The well-known mythical characters are presented as ordinary individuals who, despite their divine powers, struggle with the misadventures and emotional consequences of life. The gods appear innocent and childish, comically mixing up traditional social roles and behavior. Gao Xingjian infuses his play with his trademark unconventionality and esthetic flair, indulging in a considerable amount of inventive and open staging that allows directors to add their own creative stamp. The spectacular, eccentric characters make this play a colorful dramatic experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789629963750
Publisher:
Chinese University Press, The
Publication date:
08/27/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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