Another dream: Children act in Chinese literature classics

By Li Hongrui | | 2017-10-11 06:06

Another dream: Children act in Chinese literature classics

Deng Jie (left) plays Wang Xifeng in the 1987 TV adaptation of The Dream of the Red Chamber; Guo Feige plays Wang Xifeng in the latest children's version of The Dream of the Red Chamber. [Photo/Mtime, Official Weibo Account of Xiao Xigu]

"A child should behave like a child, rather than speaking like an adult," a netizen named Guo commented.

Some doubted the young performers could understand the characters and even the essence of the work they played.

However, the original book The Dream of the Red Chamber begins the story when the main characters are still in their childhood and teenage years. The latest TV drama played by these young children is not totally unfaithful to the original work.

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