A Dream of The Peony Pavilion.
CATEGORY : Book
YEAR : 2019
LANGUAGE : Chinese & English
PRICE : 369rmb
The Peony Pavilion depicts one of most well-known dreams in ancient China.
A maiden encountered a man in her dream and fell in love with him so deeply that she died later in the lovesickness.
But love also brought her back to life and finally the couple lived together happily.
As the famous lines in the play say,
“Love will never end once it begins even without reasons; a lover may die and revive for love.”
The play was originally written for staging as Kunqu Opera.
This photography book, also inspired by Kunqu, is about many things:
The Peony Pavilion in dream
The fantasy and idea in the Kunqu Opera performance
Endless dreams by the lake and hill in classical gardens in Jiangnan region
The radiant youth and fascinating love
The time that never stops
The legend from long long ago
The Beauty from the past and timeless