Snow in August: Play by Gao Xingjian

Snow in August Play by Gao Xingjian From Gao Xingjian a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature comes a major drama about life Snow in August blends Eastern and Western cultures In form there are elements of Shakespearean and G

  • Title: Snow in August: Play by Gao Xingjian
  • Author: Gao Xingjian
  • ISBN: 9789629960681
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From Gao Xingjian, a winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature, comes a major drama about life.Snow in August blends Eastern and Western cultures In form, there are elements of Shakespearean and Greek tragedy, but in spirit, it embodies a uniquely Eastern sensibility Gao XingjianSnow in August is based on the life of Huineng AD 633 713 , the Sixth Patriarch of ZeFrom Gao Xingjian, a winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature, comes a major drama about life.Snow in August blends Eastern and Western cultures In form, there are elements of Shakespearean and Greek tragedy, but in spirit, it embodies a uniquely Eastern sensibility Gao XingjianSnow in August is based on the life of Huineng AD 633 713 , the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism in Tang Dynasty China Packed with the myriad sights and sounds of both the Eastern and Western theatrical traditions, the play exudes wonder and mysticism The many koan cases and the story of Huineng s enlightenment afford the audience fascinating vignettes of Gao s vision of life and existence w an awareness of the Void and the need for a personal peace with oneself.

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    About “Gao Xingjian

    • Gao Xingjian

      Gao Xingjian is a Chinese born novelist, playwright, critic, and painter An migr to France since 1987, Gao was granted French citizenship in 1997 The recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is also a noted translator particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eug ne Ionesco , screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter.



    351 thoughts on “Snow in August: Play by Gao Xingjian

    • I read the Chinese original. A pretty cool modern adaptation of the platform sutra. I'll see how my professor interpret it and see how I can apply the methods to my studies of Prakritti and Ananda stories.


    • An attempt to blend Beijing Opera, European theatre, martial arts, philosophy, I would have loved to see the Taipei performance.


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