Musical Inspired by Ancient Poetry to be Staged in Beijing

May 7, 2019
Editor: Wei Xuanyi

A musical inspired by Chinese Classics of Poetry, known as Shi Jing, will be staged on May 18 and 19, as part of the ongoing Meet in Beijing Arts Festival, a major annual cultural event in the capital.

The musical, entitled "Shi Jing Cai Wei," or A Homesick Warrior, tells the story of three childhood friends, one of whom grows up to become a military general.

It is a story of sacrifice and love for family and country, inspired by Shi Jing, a collection of Chinese poems from the 11th to the 6th centuries BC.

The musical premiered at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing in October 2018.

In the new version, the theme of Shi Jing will be developed into a trilogy, showcasing traditional Chinese culture from different aspects, such as farming, customs and etiquette.

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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