“Contemporary Theater Arts” Seminar Series No. 16

Topic: The Seeds of Drama—Taking The Clothes of Rongyi as an example


Speaker: LI Jing, Playwright, Literary Critic 

Time: Feb. 22nd, Beijing Time 8:00 PM, Central European Time 1:00 PM

Zoom: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/64401512154

Meeting ID: 644 0151 2154

Language: Chinese


Li Jing, playwright, and literary critic, is the author of Mr. BigComedy of the State of Qin, and the Clothes of Rongyi, and published five volumes of the anthology I’m Afraid of Life (including “Must Offend the Audience” “Catching the Wind” “Wang Xiaobo’s Legacy” “To You ” “The Clothes of Rongyi”). She lives in Beijing. The Clothes of Rongyi is adapted from the story of Rongyi depicted in the Examinations Section 8 of the Annals of Lü Buwei(compiled in 239 BC). It tells about a cotton coat and Rongyi bonded together for life. Li Jing will take this play as an example to talk about how to develop a theme when writing a play script——the seed of a play.