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Snow in August By Gao Xingjian

Snow in August

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This work, a grand opera combining Chinese and Western operatic techniques, is based on the life of the legendary Huineng (AD 633-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism in Tang Dynasty China. It chronicles the rise and fall of Zen Buddhism across a span of 250 years.

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Snow in August: Play by Gao Xingjian by Gao Xingjian

From Gao Xingjian, a winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature, comes a "major drama about life.

Snow in August blends Eastern and Western cultures. In form, there are elements of Shakespearean and Greek tragedy, but in spirit, it embodies a uniquely Eastern sensibility."--Gao Xingjian

Snow in August is based on the life of Huineng (AD 633-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism in Tang Dynasty China. Packed with the myriad sights and sounds of both the Eastern and Western theatrical traditions, the play exudes wonder and mysticism. The many koan cases and the story of Huineng's enlightenment afford the audience fascinating vignettes of Gao's vision of life and existence [w an awareness of the Void and the need for a personal peace with oneself.

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Snow in August Reviews


Snow in August comes close to being Gao Xingjian's ideal theatre.--Gilbert C. F. Fong

About Gao Xingjian


Gilbert C.F. Fong is a professor at the Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the translator of The Other Shore: Plays by Gao Xingjian (The Chinese University Press, 1999), and also editor of Hong Kong Drama Review, Journal of Translation Studies and several books on Chinese and Hong Kong drama.

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GOR010024962
Snow in August: Play by Gao Xingjian by Gao Xingjian
Gao Xingjian
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The Chinese University Press
2003-06-30
88
9629960680
9789629960681
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