Tang Xianzu and Philip Sidney: A Comparative Study of Chinese and English Drama Theories

  title={Tang Xianzu and Philip Sidney: A Comparative Study of Chinese and English Drama Theories},
  author={Huimin Wang},
  journal={Comparative Literature: East \& West},
  pages={74 - 87}
  • Huimin Wang
  • Published 2 January 2021
  • Art
  • Comparative Literature: East & West
ABSTRACT There is a vast difference between theatrical traditions of China and England as the two countries are geographically apart. Tang Xianzu (汤显祖 1550–1616) and Philip Sidney (1554–1586) lived at opposite ends of Eurasia and they had no idea of the other’s existence, let alone the other’s thoughts. Yet, by close attention to Tang Xianzu’s and Philip Sidney’s drama theories, I have identified striking similarities in terms of their focus on depth of thoughts and true feelings in artistic… 



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