William Dolby

Classical Chinese Translations and Research

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Eight Chinese Plays from 13th century to the present

Translated and with an introduction by William Dolby

ISBN: 0 236 40116 5

Printed in Great Britain by Paul Elek publishers in 1978

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Although the first European rendering of a Chinese play occurred in 1735, translation of Chinese drama into Western languages has remained a spasmodic, occasional activity.

Providing a much needed introduction to the magnitude, range, and quality of Chinese drama, William Dolby's Eight Chinese Plays translates works ranging from an early yuanben play attributed to Lin Tangquing to an anonymous mid-1950s regional play, Identifying Footprints in the Snow.