The Peony Pavilion

The Peony Pavilion Mudan Ting

2nd Edition

Paperback (25 Feb 2002)

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Publisher's Synopsis

The celebrated English translation of this classic work of Chinese literature is now available in an updated paperback edition. Written in 1598 by Tang Xianzu, The Peony Pavilion is one of literature's most memorable love stories and a masterpiece of Ming drama. Cyril Birch has captured all the elegance, lyricism, and subtle, earthy humor of this panoramic tale of romance and Chinese society. When Indiana University Press first published the text in 1981, it seemed doubtful that the work would ever be performed in its entirety again, but several spectacular and controversial productions have toured the world in recent years. For this second edition, which contains a fully revised text of the translation, Cyril Birch and Catherine Swatek reflect on contemporary performances of the play in light of its history.

Book information

ISBN: 9780253215277
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 895.1246
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 612g
Height: 153mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 23mm