Classical Chinese Tragedy: Snow in Summer

( 窦娥冤 )


Text in Chinese and English. A masterwork of the illustrious Yuan Dynasty zaju playwright, Guan Hanqing. Developed from an ancient folk tale, generally known as ?The Filial Daughter of the East Coast?, the play reveals the seamy side of Yuan dynasty society. Through the sufferings of the heroine Dou E., there is a scathing indictment of corrupt officialdom and the cruel oppression of the ordinary people by conspiracies of petty local tyrants. Simultaneously, there is enthusiastic praise for the stubborn spirit of resistance of the ordinary people.

  • New Paperback 14*20 cm, 295 pp.


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Condition: New
ISBN: 780005646
Shipping Weight: 0.9lbs
Publisher: New World Press
Published: 2002
ISBN-13: 9787800056468

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