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Poster

The Story of Xi Lou Ji

Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018
Venue:National Theater (No.21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd.)

Classic Ming dynasty opera Tale of the West Tower recounts the story of a young scholar and a courtesan, who fell in love with one another through composing music and lyrics. Through a contemporary viewpoint, Taiwanese theater director WANG Chia-ming selected 15 extracts from the original opera and compiled them into a one-night performance, offering insights into human impulse, affections, love, and desires. Find out how this tale peels away man''s defenses of rationality, elevates them, and transforms them into beauty.