Autumn In Han Palace & The Soul of Chien'Nu Leaves Her Body

    20:00, Tue 16th November 2004 - Sat 20th November 2004 at New Court Theatre, Christ's College
    Michaelmas Week 6

    When Kublai Khan’s armies invaded China from the north in 1280, the
    arts enjoyed a newly found freedom. Released from the Confucian
    formalism of the Song Dynasty, the Chinese theatre of the time began to
    investigate, with increasing degrees of experimentation, the
    circumstances of its new world. Autumn in Han Palace is an early Yuan
    work, overtly political in its focus with romantic meditations. The
    Soul of Chi’en Nu is a Taoist whodunit investigating identity, love and
    duty. Both plays are part of a distinctly Chinese tradition that forms
    the heritage of contemporary Beijing Opera.


    Mrs Chang -
    Wang Wen-Chu -
    Ch'ien Nu (and her soul) -
    Mei-Hsiang -
    Chang Ch'ien -
    Emperor Huhanye -
    Mao Yen Shou -
    Emperor Yuan -
    Wang Chao-Chun -
    Wu-Lu Ch'ung Tsung -
    Shih Hsien -
    Envoy to Emperor Huhanye -

    Production Team

    Director -
    Technical Director -
    Musical Director -
    Publicity -
    Costume Design -
    Calligraphy -
    Lighting -