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The orphan of Zhao

Author: James Fenton
Publisher: London : Faber and faber, 2012.
Series: ff plays
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the aftermath of a violent coup, an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge plays out as a young orphan discovers the shattering truth behind his childhood. Sometimes referred to as the Chinese Hamlet, and tracing its origins to the 4th century BC, The Orphan of Zhao was the first Chinese play to be translated in the West, and was adapted by Voltaire.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Fenton
ISBN: 9780571300358 0571300359
OCLC Number: 820529045
Description: 70 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: ff plays
Responsibility: James Fenton ; based on traditional Chinese sources.

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