|Other Titles||Rethinking Yu Shangyuan's Theory of Presentational Drama|
Chinese Spoken Drama
Yu Shangyuan and his colleagues launched the "Chinese Spoken Drama Movement" in the mid-1920s. The theory supporting this movement is xieyi or presentational drama theory.Alluding to the differentiation between xieyi, or presentational painting, and xieshi, or representational painting, Yu made a distinction between xieyi as presentational drama and xieshi as representational drama. Like Western art critics who found an affinity between traditional Chinese xieyi painting and modern Western expressionist painting, Yu found common aesthetic pursuit between traditional Chinese Xiqu and modern Western drama. Therefore, Yu Shangyuan and his colleagues launched the "Chinese Spoken Drama Movement" not because Chinese drama is Chinese, but because it is modern.
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