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Between Life And Death, Reality And Dream: Towards An Oneiric Imagination

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The Other Shore continued the discourse on the art of acting, and also documented another stage in the formation of Gao's idea of theatre and of his concept of the modern art of acting. In The Other Shore stage props perform a particularly important role in establishing interpersonal relations. The story is constructed of a number of independent images or symbols, bonded by the character of Man who appears in the images in his various impersonations: of a Young Man, Shadow and abstract Heart. The Other Shore, Between Life and Death and Nocturnal Wanderer are invitations of a kind to enter a dream permeated with magic, mystery and horror. In the Nocturnal Wanderer, Gao Xingjian keeps experimenting with narrative techniques used earlier in Between Life and Death and The Other Shore.

Keywords: Between Life and Death; death; Gao Xingjian; life; Nocturnal Wanderer; The Other Shore



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