Tian Qinxins's Ming: A Chinese Adaptation of

Tian Qinxin's Ming: A Chinese Adaptation of "King Lear"
Tian Qinxins's Ming: A Chinese Adaptation of "King Lear"

Author(s): Hu Peng
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Literary Texts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Drama
Published by: Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara
Keywords: Ming; intertextuality; political spirit; power

Summary/Abstract: Ming is a popular drama performed in 2008 and directed by Tian Qinxin - one of the most famous and influential huaju directors in China today. It borrows the structure of Shakespeare's "King Lear" to illustrate the history of Ming dynasty in China. This paper aims to explore its formal and spiritual mimesis of Shakespeare from the following aspects: the use of "King Lear's" structure, the interpretation of its political spirit, the protrusion of power, and tries to prove that Ming is a successful adaptation from form to content.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 31-47
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English