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The Peony Pavilion

The Peony Pavilion (牡丹亭), written in 1598, has long been considered the greatest Kunqu opera of all time. Its author was Tang Xianzu, who lived from 1550 to 1617. A native of Jiangxi Province, Tang was widely recognized as a man of immense learning, yet he failed to thrive as a government official. Exile, demotion and poverty marked his official career, but he left behind five Kunqu operas, among them The Peony Pavilion. (More...)

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