China News Network, Beijing, June 25 (Reporter Gao Kai) On July 14, the famous drama "Guangling San" in the "China Story" section of the 2018 National Theatre International Drama Season will be unveiled.
On the 24th, as one of the "Drama π" series salon activities of the 2018 National Grand Theater International Drama Season, the theme was "Where is the Wei and Jin Dynasty?"-From the legendary song to the cross-border famous drama, "Guangling San" and his behind The "Glory Times" talks were held in Beijing.
This event invited the well-known screenwriter and planner Shi Hang to communicate with the artistic director of the drama "Guangling San" Xu Ying and screenwriter Tang Ling. With the topics of Wei Jin style, Zhu Lin Seven Sages and other topics as the core, through exploring the values of the Wei Jin period, Lifestyle and aesthetic ideals, in-depth understanding of the most individual and most aesthetically significant Wei and Jin period in Chinese history, and share the highlights of the drama "Guangling San" together.
Weijin celebrities are indulged in landscapes, stand alone, talented, indifferent to fame and fortune, and their unique style of superb ease is the ideal state that future generations yearn for. Wei Jin's style was admired by posterity, but about this history and this group of historical figures, there have been very few performances on the stage.
For the drama "Guangling San", Xu Ying introduced that the screenwriter Tang Ling began to conceive and create this work five years ago. Since then, it has undergone relatively large revisions to complete the version currently being performed.
Tang Ling said, "The Wei and Jin era is a time of great enthusiasm for later generations, but at least it is still very little on the stage of the theater. When we talked in private, many creator playwrights also expressed their longing for this theme and thought about it. It ’s been many years, but it has n’t been written or sent to the stage. Actually, I am also very shy. Why write these characters in this history? I think there are the following reasons. First, as we all know, The Wei and Jin dynasties have a very rare style in the history of China and the history of Chinese literati. The Wei and Jin style was an era of high humanity and high aesthetics. Guqin, calligraphy, drinking, music, poetry, etc., these people carry us. The most quintessential and aesthetic element of Chinese culture. Second, this is a very typical Chinese literati group. During the Wei and Jin Dynasties, history involved all people in a very extreme environment, and everyone faced Choice. The most influential intellectuals of the time were the first. "
Although there are real people and events in history, in the long-term interpretation, "The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Forest" has already become a highly symbolic image, carrying the imagination and sustenance of literati and intellectuals in different eras. Therefore, the creation of "Guangling San" is based on respect for the historical background and is rationalized and conceptualized. The whole play is run through "The Death of Ji Kang", while showing the different characters, different choices, and different value orientations of "The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Forest".
Shi Hang said, "It ’s really rare to write" The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Forest. "I was fortunate enough to read a thin historical novel when I was in high school. It was written by Chinese-American female writer Liu Nianling (Mu Lingyu). "Magic in the Bamboo Forest", she believes that "The Seven Sages in the Bamboo Forest" is very much like the 1960s in the United States she admires very much, like the hippies at the Woodstock Music Festival. They are a group of indulgent people and performance artists. "
Tang Ling bluntly said, "Even today, I think it ’s difficult for us to understand this group of people. It ’s very difficult for us to give a very clear picture. They do n’t record much in the history books. There are some anecdotes in" The New Words of the World " Different things, but this very detailed record is not particularly many. What's more important is that they are in a very complicated social environment, coupled with their respective personalities, and actually all their words and deeds in that environment are serious. Distorted behavior. So how do we understand them? Not only because we are very far away from their times, I especially feel that writing this work, in fact, we are too far away in the realm. "
It is reported that the drama "Guangling San" was performed by a drama actor. Xu Ying believes that the subject matter of "Guangling San" has given the creator a chance to try and innovate. "The grace and charm of the Wei Jin and the celebrities are particularly suitable for the performance of opera actors. With the profound basic skills of Peking opera actors in singing and singing, they can complete the artistic image of the celebrities of Wei Jin."
In music, "Guang Ling San" invited Guo Wenjing, a well-known international musician, to create music. "Guangling San" itself is a famous Guqin song. The characters Ji Kang, Ruan Ji, and Ruan Xian are all members of a generation of music. The drama itself has a strong musical temperament. Xu Ying has worked closely with Guo Wenjing in many works. In his opinion, Guo Wenjing has a deep literary understanding, and his manipulation of music will undoubtedly add flavor to this literary work. (Finish)