The Soul of Chi'en Nu Leaves Her Body archiveChi'en Nu is to marry Wang Wen-Chu. But first he must travel and complete his studies. Abandoned, the young woman is heartbroken and shattered with love sickness. Far from home Want Wen-Chu thinks he sees his love on the riverbank. Is he in the company of spirits? Or can a soul leave a mortal body in search of love? Written during the Yuan dynasty of 14th century China, this was one of the first plays to include dialogue and poetic songs in the vernacular, attracting non-aristocratic audience to the theatre for the first time.


Emma Fildes, Sandy Grearson, Kate Webster, Brigid Zengeni


Author: Cheng Teh-Hui
Producer: Young Vic
Translation: Liu Jung-En
Director: Tom Wright
Design: Jon Bausor
Lighting: Philip Gladwell
Sound: Daniel Tomlinson
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The Soul of Chi'en Nu Leaves Her Body

The Soul of Chi'en Nu Leaves Her Body (Play) production archive for QTIX code T342826236. Details of all The Soul of Chi'en Nu Leaves Her Body archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S54194375

Archive Listings

8 Jun 02
29 Jun 02
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London

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