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A Study of Wang Shifu and the Four Great Scholars of Yuan Drama
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019, Pages: 49-53
Received: Mar. 7, 2019; Published: Jun. 15, 2019
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Zhang Han, Department of Drama Version, Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China
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Wang Shifu and his Romance of the West Chamber have been highly valued and concerned since ancient times, but Wang Shifu had not been included in the "Four Great Scholars of Yuan Drama". There have been many controversies among the drama writers in Ming and Qing dynasties, and the reasons deserve further exploration. Nevertheless, Wang Shifu's position in the history of drama would not be questioned, nor would it prevent the Romance of the West Chamber from becoming classic. In this paper, by means of comparative study, the author combs the process of Wang Shifu becoming a classic in the context of the history of opera development, and the causes of the classicization of The Romance of the Western Chamber.
Wang Shifu, Romance of the West Chamber, Four Great Scholars of Yuan Drama
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Zhang Han, A Study of Wang Shifu and the Four Great Scholars of Yuan Drama, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 49-53. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20190702.13
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