Taiwanese Jingju Performances Featuring Women's Writing: Meng Xiaodong and The Ghostdom River

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Abstract

This essay examines the ways in which two Taiwanese women playwrights used jingju in their recent works. Wang An-Chi's Meng Xiaodong featured actress Wei Hai-Ming telling the autobiography of the eponymous twentieth-century actress. Wu Ming-Lun's The Ghostdom River adapted the traditional story of Yin Yang River, exploring the female character's complex personal situation. These projects demonstrate the significant contributions made by the two women playwrights to the twenty-firstcentury jingju

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-565
Number of pages10
JournalAsian Theatre Journal
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015

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