The Chinese Drama (Classic Reprint)

The Chinese Drama (Classic Reprint)

William Stanton / May 28, 2020

The Chinese Drama Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Chinese DramaIn a d he obtained a sight of his daughter ih law the beautiful Yang Kuei fei and became so violently enamoured with her that he took her into his own seraglio She

  • Title: The Chinese Drama (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: William Stanton
  • ISBN: 9781330055298
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from The Chinese DramaIn a.d 734 he obtained a sight of his daughter ih law, the beautiful Yang Kuei fei, and became so violently enamoured with her that he took her into his own seraglio She speedily obtained a complete ascendency over him and succeeded in getting raised to the highest position next the throne.According to legendary stories the Herdsman and SpinExcerpt from The Chinese DramaIn a.d 734 he obtained a sight of his daughter ih law, the beautiful Yang Kuei fei, and became so violently enamoured with her that he took her into his own seraglio She speedily obtained a complete ascendency over him and succeeded in getting raised to the highest position next the throne.According to legendary stories the Herdsman and Spinning Damsel are two lovers who each inhabit a Star separated by the Silver River the Milky Way and are unable to meet except on the seventh night of the seventh moon, when magpies from all parts of the world assemble, and with their linked bodies form a bridge to enable the damsel to cross to her lover Consequently this is one of the great festive occasions of China On the said evening of ad 735, Huan Tsung and his celebrated consort stood gazing into the starlit sky Remembering the occasion Yang Kuei fei burst into protestations of affection and assured the monarch that she was faithful than the Spinning Damsel, for that she would never leave him, but, inseparably with him, tread the spiritual walks of eternity In order to reward such love the emperor sought to discover a novel amusement for her After consideration be summoned his prime minister and commanded him to select a number of young children, and, after carefully instructing and handsomely dressing them, bring them before the beautiful Yang Kuei fei To recite for her delectation the heroic achievements of his ancestors That was the origin of the drama in China The first performances were generally held in a pavilion in the open air, among fruit trees, and Huan Tsung subsequently established an Imperial Dramatic College in a pear garden, where hundreds of male and female performers were trained to afford him pleasure From the site of the college the actors become known as the Young Folks of the Pear Garden, a title they claim to the present day.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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