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Description - The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials by Nancy Pellegrini

The story of Shakespeare in China is one of cultural blending and reinvention. Peopled by devoted evangelists, theatre directors and dogged interpreters intent on bridging divisions of language and politics, it tracks the trajectory of modern Chinese history and the development of theatre arts. Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, Nancy Pellegrini pulls back the curtain on how the Bard of Avon rose from inauspicious Chinese beginnings to become the People's Bard, exploring traditional opera-style Shakespeare productions, decades of Marxist interpretations, revolutionary translation methods and more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780734399021
ISBN-10: 0734399022
Format: Paperback / softback
(179mm x 114mm x 10mm)
Pages: 142
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2016
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Nancy Pellegrini

Beijing-based Nancy Pellegrini has been covering China's performing arts and classical music scene for over a decade. Currently the stage writer and editor for Time Out Beijing and Time Out Shanghai magazines, she has also written extensively on Chinese arts and culture for UK, US and Hong Kong publications.

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