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Frontiers in Art Research, 2024, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2024.060312.

“A Word” and “Not Veiled”—A Brief Exploration of Cultural Symbols in Contemporary Drama Stage Practice


Yuqian He

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Yuqian He

Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, 200040, China


So far, the influence of Western drama styles on Chinese drama practice has been significant. Contemporary Chinese stage plays, however, have a few novelties as compared to earlier drama. As practitioners explore the national character of Chinese drama, the presentation of contemporary drama stages tends towards a freer rhythm, without the constraint of strict rules. On the one hand, "imagination" and "blank space" inject exquisitely cultural appeal into Chinese drama practice, much like the emotional expression and contemplation discussed by Guowei Wang in "Poetic Remarks In The Human World" using the concept of "A Word". On the other hand, "original culture culture" and "artistic spirit" bring deep and enigmatic aspects to Chinese drama stages, similar to the emotional resonance and transmission explored in "Poetic Remarks In The Human World" with reference to the idea of "Not Veiled." Embracing elements such as "imagination" and "blank space" intricately weaves cultural influences into the practice. The integration of "A Word" and "Not Veiled" has nurtured the independent artistic character and cultural vitality of contemporary Chinese theatrical practices.


National characteristics; Chinese original culture; Stage symbols; Cross-cultural contexts

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Yuqian He. “A Word” and “Not Veiled”—A Brief Exploration of Cultural Symbols in Contemporary Drama Stage Practice. Frontiers in Art Research (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 3: 68-73. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2024.060312.


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