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Modern Chinese Drama

Modern Chinese Drama began in early this century and soon attracted large numbers of fans because of its realistic contents of daily life of common people and its wide range of western works by Shakespeare, Moliere and Chekhov.

Chinese playwrights have created many plays about the changing life before and after the foundation of New China. The most memorable ones are Thunderstorm (Lei Yu), Teahouse (Cha Guan), The Family (Jia) and The Peking Man (Bei Jing Ren) etc. There are still new ones coming continually reflecting the life of China today.

In Beijing the People's Art Theatre is the most famous one to watch a drama show. Today drama theaters have many difficulties in developing, because more young people become to be fans of pop music and masses of TV programs.