Abstract

Chuanqi drama is a sophisticated literary and theatrical form of late imperial China. Jing Shen shows us an interesting example of chuanqi metatheatre. Her essay investigates the relationship of mimesis and theatricality in the chuanqi play Bimuyu (The Paired Fish) by analyzing the tension between the role types and the actor-characters—an approach that gives us insights into socially constructed categories of identity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2109
Print ISSN
0742-5457
Pages
pp. 226-236
Launched on MUSE
2003-07-24
Open Access
No
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