A DREAM OF THE PEONY PAVILION.
驚,夢。



YEAR : 2019
LANGUAGE : Chinese & English
PRICE : 298rmb


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

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《牡丹亭》是中國古代最著名的夢,
女子在夢中遇到壹男子,愛而不得竟死去。
但愛情的力量,又使她回生,二人終成眷屬。
是為“情不知所起,壹往而深。生者可以死,死可以生。”

本攝影畫冊是基於昆曲《牡丹亭》創作而成,也許可以說——

是夢境中的《牡丹亭》,
是昆曲《牡丹亭》中的夢與境。
是江南園林湖山花臺的幽夢無邊,
是青春的綻放和愛情的沈醉。
是時光生生不息,
是傳奇悠遠流長,
是美
穿越古今
超越時間。





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