The Peony Pavilion: Who Owns Culture? Authenticity: Is it for Real?

Symposium Sun 11 Jul 1999 Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Rose Building, Lincoln Center
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A two-part symposium webcast, "Authenticity: Is it for Real?" is the first of two programs addressing who gives meaning to a work of art.

The complete production of The Peony Pavilion is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Besides its place in operatic history this production is notable for the controversy that surrounded its presentation last year. Why should a 16th century opera have created such a stir? Possibly because the issues at stake are not limited to China, but resonate throughout the international community.

Marc Pachter, Smithsonian Institution

Kristine Harris, SUNY, New Paaltz
Martha Keller, painter
Michael Ockrent, theatre and film director
Ben Wang, China Institute in America
Su Zheng, Wesleyan University