Peking Opera Pei Shaojun And Li Qianjin

2018-09-21

Peking Opera Pei Shaojun And Li Qianjin

Overview

This play is the work of Bai Pu, a famous playwright writing poetic drama in Yuan dynasty. It tells that a minister’s son called Pei Shaojun was instructed to buy flower seedlings in Luoyang and happened to meet the daughter of a butler Li Qianjin.. The two fell in love at first sight and married without their parents’ approval. However, their marriage could not be accepted by Pei’s father. The couple finally reunited after experiencing all kinds of hardships. Taking love as its theme, the play pays tribute to the pursuit of free marriage while it is unique in its style.