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The first complete English translation of the classic fictional narrative about the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the seventh-century monk Hsuan-tsang to bring back to China from India thousands of items of Buddhist scripture
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"Part vaudeville, part mystical dreamscape and Eastern-inflected ballet, Zimmerman's meticulously choreographed production is a fabulous balancing act that stunningly juxtaposes the rambunctious energy and low comedy of a Wizard of Oz-like trip with the lyrical beauty of Chinese poetry and the mysterious revelations of a religious search. There is not a second in the show that does not contain a character-revealing gesture, an awe inspiring sense of nature, or a dazzling example of the artist's gift for invention." --"Chicago Sun-Times"
Mary Zimmerman is a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University. She has adapted-directed "Metamorphoses, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, The Odyssey, The Arabian Nights, Eleven Rooms of Proust, " and "Journey to the West." Mostly recently she directed and wrote the libretto for "Galileo Galilee, " the new opera by Philip Glass, which premiered at the Goodman Theatre. In 1998, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2002, she won the Tony Award for Best Director. She has also been awarded the Sarah Siddons Society Great Women of American Theatre Award, the Northwestern Alumnae Award, the Chicago Drama League Award, and many others. Zimmerman is a Manilow Resident Director at the Goodman Theatre and an ensemble member of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company.
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Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0226971481 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0990799