- Liang Chenyu
▪ Chinese dramatistWade-Giles romanization Liang Ch'en-yü , literary name (hao) Shaobai , courtesy name (zi) Bolongborn c. 1519, Kunshan, Jiangsu province, Chinadied c. 1593, ChinaChinese playwright and author of the first play of the Kun school ( kunqu) of dramatic singing. When his great actor friend Wei Liangfu developed a new, subtler, and quieter style of dramatic singing, he asked Liang to create a showcase for his new style. Liang complied by writing the Huanshaji (“Washing the Silken Gauze”), a kunqu drama that initiated the type of theatre that was to dominate the Chinese stage until the end of the 18th century. The plot, concerning the feud between the states of Wu and Yue, is unimportant; rather, the drama is admired for its elegant lyrics and fine soft music.
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