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There are two clues of dramatic conflicts in "The Romance of West Chamber". One is the conflict between the "old lady" of representative of feudal forces and Cui Yingying, Zhang Sheng, matchmaker, which is the conflict between feudal forces of maintaining the feudal ethics and rebels of opposing feudal ethics and advocating independent marriage. Young people are always winning, and the old forces are always losing ground, and are in the status of being laughed at. In addition, another clue of dramatic conflict of "The Romance of West Chamber" is various of contradictions among Cui Yingying, Zhang Sheng and matchmaker, although it was minor but complicated, ongoing and tentative tease among three youngs often cause hilarious scenes with relaxed and clear style, and it is complementary with the former contradictory emotional tone, with a strong dramatic effect. This is the excellent features of "The Romance of West Chamber". The most outstanding artistic value of "The Romance of West Chamber" was successful creation of lifelike and various characters. The author was good at capturing the characters according to their status, identity, education and relationship between each other; and vividly show it by various artistic means. Affectionate Cui Yingying, spoony Zhang Sheng, witty matchmaker, stubborn "old lady" who became immortal and typical arts. Chinese classical opera are written in a beautiful, touching and fascinating story and with smooth and rhetorical writing, but it is not easy to understand. "The Romance of West Chamber" includes five volumes and twenty-one folds, its dialogue is colloquial and various, it is difficult to understand it to most readers. So this impact the popularity of reading classical opera. In order to facilitate juvenile readers, we base on the original works and reference "The Romance of West Chamber" which was published and adapted by Shanxi Ancient Books Publishing House and which came from Series Books of New Edition Chinese New Curriculum edited by Mr. You Bo. Because of the difference between novels and drama, there is objective difference on performing arts and literary arts, so there are some inevitable additions and deletions without maintaining the original chapters. Because the readers are young readers, we do some processing and understate the description of love when it was adapted, but this does not affect the contents and story of drama.

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ISBN: 9781629782553
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