Chinese Theater and Chinese Culture

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analysts of female status in Chinese theater according to Chinese traditional culture from the theaters:The Peony Pavilion and The Romance of the Western Chamber and Pipa ji (The Lute).
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The women social statues in The Romance of the Western Chamber
In Chinese tradition, women need to obey their parent’ willing and do what their husband ask them to do. They bear not only the physical suffering but also the mental suffering. As Chinese old culture, the women’ marriage was normally arranged by their families and usually for the interests of the two families. In The Romance of the Western Chamber, the author bravely described the free marriage between young Chinese couple which merely occur in Chinese culture and promoted the freedom of individuals which challenge the old social rules. Even though the plot of The Romance of the Western Chamber is old fashion which generally is the tale between a gifted young man and a beautiful young lady falling in love with each other at the first sight, the idea of free marriage inspires more and more people longing for the true love and freedom. This is why this plays has gained so deeply influence in Chinese theaters. The play has given rise to innumerable sequels, parodies, and rewritings; it has influenced countless later plays, short stories, and novels and has played a crucial role in the development of drama criticism. I will analysis the major women character, such as cui yingying and hongliang in this play, and whole plot of the story to fully understand the role of women in the Chinese society. Compared with other play, what commonly are the women social statues? At the same time, a further analysis will be conducted based on the whole background of the story in order to understand why this story was written and how this story was developed.
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