The Orphan of Zhao

The Orphan of Zhao

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In the aftermath of the massacre of a clan, an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge unfolds as a young orphan discovers the shattering truth behind his childhood. Sometimes referred to as the Chinese Hamlet and tracing its origins to the 4th century BC, "The Orphan of Zhao" was the first Chinese play to be translated in the West. James Fenton's adaptation of "The Orphan of Zhao" premiered with the RSC at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2012.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 80 pages
  • FABER & FABER
  • United Kingdom
  • 0571300340
  • 9780571300341

Author information

James Fenton was born in Lincoln in 1949 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford where he won the Newdigate Prize for poetry. He has worked as political journalist, drama critic, book reviewer, war correspondent, foreign correspondent and columnist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was Oxford Professor of Poetry for the period 1994-99. In 2007, James Fenton was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. He is editor of The New Faber Book of Love Poems. Yellow Tulips: Poems 1968-2011 was published by Faber and Faber in 2012.show more

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