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Title: 中国电影剧作的女性先驱者--张爱玲影剧文本研究 = A supplementary study on Zhang Ai Ling's works - Its history of reception, her film and drama text
Authors: 赵秀敏
Keywords: Zhang Ai Ling, film and drama text
Issue Date: 5-Sep-2006
Citation: 赵秀敏,ZHAO XIUMIN (2006-09-05). 中国电影剧作的女性先驱者--张爱玲影剧文本研究 = A supplementary study on Zhang Ai Ling's works - Its history of reception, her film and drama text. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis analyses Zhang Ailing contributions to the development of Chinese cinema and drama. It argues in what ways Zhang Ailing can be seen as a pioneering female playwright. It also points out the comic narrative style and socially-engaged stance Zhang Ailing adopted in her film and drama texts, showing the playwright Zhang Ailing was very different from the novelist Zhang Ailing who seemed to write only about the bleakness of life or concentrate on a??smalla?? issues. The analysis begins with a study of Zhang Ailinga??s film criticisms in order to trace Zhanga??s emphasis on the power of comedy, being close to the common audience, the representations of details, and audiencea?? reactions. The thesis then continues with both cultural and artistic analyses of Zhang Ailinga??s film and drama texts. It compares the fore-mentioned aesthetic ideas of Zhanga??s works with the mainstream Chinese films at that time to highlight Zhanga??s unique female sensibility, middle-class perspective and her rendering of comic style. The thesis at last scrutinises a few selected texts to examine Zhang Ailinga??s three modes of narration a?? comic, Hollywood, and reverse triangle. This thesis aims to reevaluate Zhanga??s status in the development of Chinese film and drama history, calling for a more comprehensive understanding of Zhang Ailing and her works. It concludes that in terms of the quantity and popularity of works, the characterisation, the choice of subject matters, and the modes of narration, Zhang Ailing indeed well deserves to be regarded as a pioneering female playwright.
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