Of Mountains and Seas(2008)
A Tragicomedy of the Gods in Three Acts
A Book by Gilbert C F Fong and Gao Xingjian
Of Mountains and Seas is a fictional play that weaves together legendary characters from the classic Chinese text, Shanhaijing. The well-known mythical characters are presented as ordinary individuals who, despite their divine powers, struggle with the misadventures and emotional consequences of life. The gods appear innocent and childish, comically mixing up traditional social roles and behavior. Gao Xingjian infuses his play with his trademark unconventionality and esthetic flair, indulging in a considerable amount of inventive and open staging that allows directors to add their own creative stamp. The spectacular, eccentric characters make this play a colorful dramatic experience.
Used availability for Gao Xingjian's Of Mountains and Seas
August 2008 : Hardback