Drama. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated from the Chinese by John Howard-Gibbon. Written in 1957, TEAHOUSE is Lao She's tour de force masterwork of Chinese drama: a play in three acts spanning fifty years with a cast of over sixty characters drawn from all levels of society. Brought together over the daily ritual of tea and conversation, the characters reflect, via a masterful recreation of the language and dialogue of old Beijing, upon the changes in their own lives, and the changes that were taking place in Chinese society from the twilight of the dynastic era to the dawn of the People's Republic of China.
Lao She (1899-1966) is the pen name of Sheyu Shu. He is one of the most important Chinese writers of the 20th century whose work has been translated worldwide.Author City: BEIJING CHI