Towards a Modern Zen Theatre: Gao Xingjian and Chinese Theatre Experimentalism
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 230 pages
Chinese Experimental Theatre has been a powerful art movement since its conception in 1981. Within the Movement, Gao Xingjian has been the most important and consistently productive playwright in modern Chinese theatre, and this current study aims to illustrate all the key issues within Chinese Experimental Theatre by concentrating on his work, and by comparing Gao's drama aesthetic with 20th century Western theatre experimentalism.
One of the most distinctive contributions that Gao Xingjian has made in his recent works is to incorporate Zen into modern theatrical art, an experiment which could lead to a new aesthetic for the 21st century.
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