The Chalk Circle: Sichuan Opera Theatre performance in Wiesbaden
Location: Wiesbaden, Deutschland
Main organizer(s): Internationale Maifestspiele der Landeshaupstadt im Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
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Partners China: Chongqing Sichuan Opera Theatre
The Chongqing Sichuan Opera Theatre brings the production of Brecht's 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' back to its roots, an adaptation of an original Chinese story, to turn it into new artistic form to show in Germany. 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' is a work of the poet Li Qianfu (1271-1368) of the Yuan Dynasty. They deal with the hassle of a widow and a concubine of the same man and the child of the concubine. The judge Bao Zheng takes an extraordinary means: he is the child in the middle of a chalk circle and asks both women to consider taking the child on their side of the circle. The concubine lets go of the child out of compassion. By this token of love, she gets, and not the widow, the child.
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