Mei Lanfang and Bertold Brecht


Yes, not Brecht. I know

Looking for a nice little piece on  Mei Lanfang’s 1935 Moscow performances witnessed by (among others) Bertold Brecht? Here you go.

There is a nice description of his earlier American tour in Catherine Yeh “China, a Man in the Guise of an Upright Female: Photography, the Art of the Hands, and Mei Lanfang’s 1930 visit to the United States” in Henriot, Christian, and Wen Hsin-yeh,  History in Images: Pictures and Public Space in Modern China. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, 2013.



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