Teahouse by She Lao
Book DescriptionThis is one of the famous dramas by Lao She. The drama is set in a typical, old Beijing teahouse and follows the lives of the owner and his customers through three stages in modern Chinese history. The play spans fifty years and has a cast of over sixty characters drawn from all levels of society. Brought together in Yutai Teahouse, they reflect the changes that were taking place in Chinese society. The strength and appeal of the play lie in part in Lao She's masterful recreation of the characters and language of the streets of old Beijing, but the center of its strength is Lao She's vision, his unerring choice of significant detail, and his familiarity with the old society he is describing, with its strengths, weaknesses, and ironies. It is this which carries Teahouse beyond the borders of social criticism and makes it a complex and living work of art. Written in 1957, Teahouse bids an inspired, lingering farewell to old Beijing and the old society, despite their evils and ills, and extends a passionate welcome to the new society with its promise of freedom and equality of the people. Standing as it does between old and new China, and deeply rooted in both, Teahouse shimmers with a fine sense of ambivalence. True to its writer, to China, and to its time, it is a masterpiece of modern theater.
Buy Teahouse book by She Lao from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9789629961251
(140mm x 213mm x 13mm)
Imprint: The Chinese University Press
Publisher: The Chinese University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2004
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Teahouse book by She Lao and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - She Lao
Lao She (1899-1966) was one of the most renowned contemporary Chinese. He was famous for writing long novels and plays. His works describe vividly the usual daily lives of the people and have been translated into over 20 foreign languages. He was purged and suicide during the Cultural Revolution in China in 1966.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687