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Title 1616 : Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu's China / edited by Tian Yuan Tan, Paul Edmondson, and Shih-pe Wang
Published London : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016


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Contents Foreword / by Wilt L. Idema -- 1. Introduction / by Tian Yuan Tan, Paul Edmondson, and Shih-pe Wang 1. Setting the Scene: Playwrights and Localities: 1.1. The backdrop of regional theatre to Tang Xianzu's drama / Yongming Xu; 1.2. Stratford-upon-Avon: 1616 / Paul Edmondson -- 2. Classics, Tastes and Popularity: 2.1. The 'popular turn' in the elite theatre of the Ming after Tang Xianzu: love, dream and deaths in The tale of the West loft / Wei Hua; 2.2. Blockbusters and popular stories / Nick Walton -- 3. Making History: 3.1. Shishiju as public forum: The crying Phoenix and the dramatization of contemporary political affairs in late Ming China / Ayling Wang; 3.2. Dramatizing the Tudors / Helen Cooper -- 4. The State and the Theatre: 4.1 Sixty plays from the Ming Palace, 1615-1618 / Tian Yuan Tan; 4.2. Licensing the King's Men: from court revels to public performance / Janet Clare -- 5. The Transmission of Dramatic Texts and Printing: 5.1. Tired, sick, and looking for money: Zang Maoxun in 1616 / Stephen H. West; 5.2. "Status anxiety: arguing about plays and print in early modern London / Jason Scott-Warren -- 6. Dramatic Authorship and Collaboration: 6.1. Is there a playwright in this text? the 1610s and the consolidation of dramatic authorship in late Ming print culture / Patricia Sieber; 6.2. 'May I subscribe a name?': terms of collaboration in 1616 / Peter Kirwan -- 7. Audiences, Critics, and Reception: 7.1. Revising Peony Pavilion: audience reception in presenting Tang Xianzu's text / Shih-pe Wang; 7.2. 'No epilogue, I pray you': audience reception in Shakespearian theatre / Anjna Chouhan -- 8. Music and Performance: 8.1. Seeking the relics of music and performance: an investigation of Chinese theatrical scenes published in the early seventeenth century (1606-6) / Mei Sun; 8.2. Music in the English theatre of 1616 / David Lindley -- 9. Theatre in Theory and Practice: 9.1. Xu Wei's A record of Southern Drama: the idea of a theatre at the turn of a seventeenth-century China / Regina Llamas; 9.2. Taking cover: 1616 and the move indoors / Will Tosh -- 10. Theatre Across Genres and Cultures: 10.1. Elite drama readership staged in vernacular fiction: The Western Wing and The Retrieved History of Hailing / Xiaoqiao Ling; 10.2. 'There be salmons in both': models of connection for seventeenth-century English and Chinese drama / Kate McLuskie -- Afterword / by Stanley Wells
Summary "The year is 1616. William Shakespeare has just died and the world of the London theatres is mourning his loss. 1616 also saw the death of the famous Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu. Four hundred years on and Shakespeare is now an important meeting place for Anglo-Chinese cultural dialogue in the field of drama studies. In June 2014 (the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth), SOAS, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the National Chung Cheng University of Taiwan gathered 20 scholars together to reflect on the theatrical practice of four hundred years ago and to ask: what does such an exploration mean culturally for us today? This ground-breaking study offers fresh insights into the respective theatrical worlds of Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu and asks how the brave new theatres of 1616 may have a vital role to play in the intercultural dialogue of our own time"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation -- China
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Tang, Xianzu, 1550-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Tang, Xianzu, 1550-1616
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism
Chinese drama -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- History and criticism
Theater -- China -- History
Shakespeare studies & criticism.
Literary studies: plays & playwrights.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- Chinese.
DRAMA -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Art appreciation
Chinese drama -- Ming dynasty
English drama
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Tan, Tian Yuan, editor
Edmondson, Paul, editor
Wang, Shih-pe, editor
ISBN 9781472583444