Snow In Midsummer

Snow In Midsummer Men in this town were born with mouths that can right wrongs with a few words Why are you too timid to speak As she is about to be executed for a murder she didn t commit young widow Dou Yi vows that

  • Title: Snow In Midsummer
  • Author: Guan Hanquing Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
  • ISBN: 9781350042773
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Men in this town were born with mouths that can right wrongs with a few words Why are you too timid to speak As she is about to be executed for a murder she didn t commit, young widow Dou Yi vows that, if she is innocent, snow will fall in midsummer and a catastrophic drought will strike.Three years later, a businesswoman visits the parched, locust plagued town to take ovMen in this town were born with mouths that can right wrongs with a few words Why are you too timid to speak As she is about to be executed for a murder she didn t commit, young widow Dou Yi vows that, if she is innocent, snow will fall in midsummer and a catastrophic drought will strike.Three years later, a businesswoman visits the parched, locust plagued town to take over an ailing factory When her young daughter is tormented by an angry ghost, the new factory owner must expose the injustices Dou Yi suffered before the curse destroys every living thing.A contemporary re imagining by acclaimed playwright Frances Ya Chu Cowhig of one of the most famous classical Chinese dramas, which breathes new life into this ancient story, haunted by centuries of retelling.The world premiere of Snow in Midsummer on 23 February 2017 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon, launched the RSC s Chinese Translations Project, a cultural exchange bringing Chinese classics to a contemporary Western audience.

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    1. I saw this as an amazing production at the RSC in Stratford so I bought the play to read. It's a modern retelling of a classic Chinese story, about a ghost who will not rest until she is avenged. In life she was a widow who was wrongfully executed and she has cursed the town where she lives so there has been no rain for three years. This is an interesting, gritty play; dramatically exciting and full of tension. I loved the mixture of the modern language and the classical story.

    2. Guan Hanquing's most popular work, "Snow in Midsummer" depicts the unjust execution and subsequent avenging of Dou E, a virtuous young woman who is promised to be the bride of Mistress Cai's son in order to pay off her father Dou Tianzhang's debt, which he incurred while studying to become a government official.Years later, Dou E's husband has died, and she remains with Mistress Cai in the latter's old age. A somewhat convoluted series of evens leads to Dou E being falsely accused of murder. Dou [...]

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