Little Son-in-Law as an Adaptation of Youth: On the Theme of Love and Marriage in Modern Xiqu of the Early 1950s
Zhao Jianxin;Chinese Theatre Arts Editorial Office at National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts;
The pingju opera Little Son-in-Law is an adaptation of the modern Xiqu version of Youth.Though the main plot and characters are kept unchanged in Little Son-in-Law, the pingu version shows different aesthetic style due to the identity and experiences of the playwright and the changes in social political context. The purpose of the playwriting is turned from irony to propaganda; the mode of characterization is turned from individuality to stereotypes; the cultural morale is turned from enlightenment to revolution. The adaptation of the modern Xiqu version of Youth into the pingju version of Little Son-in-Law reveals the conventions of the modern Xiqu on love and marriage in the early 1950 s.
【CateGory Index】： J809.2