Selected Plays of Kuan Han-ching Author:Kuan Han-ching, Yang Hsien-yi (Translator), Gladys Yang (Translator) We do not know the exact dates of Kuan Han-ching's birth and death. Judging by certain records of his time, he was born in the twenties or thirties of the thirteenth century and died at the end of it. Most of his plays were written in the later half of the century, especially in the last two decades, the heyday of the theatre in Cambaluc. — Kuan ... more »Han-ching was one of the prolific of the Yuan dynasty dramatists. Titles of more than sixty of his works are known today, and eighteen of these are still extant. This volume contains a selection of eight of these plays.
The eight plays represented here are: Snow in Midsummer; The Wife-Snatcher; The Butterfly Dream; Rescued by a Coquette; The Riverside Pavilion; The Jade Mirror-Stand; Lord Kuan Goes to the Feast; and Death of the Winged-Tiger General.
Illustrated with eight black and white plates depicting art and calligraphy of the era.« less