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A Study on the Spatial Pattern of Contemporary Chinese Drama: A Case Study of Edward Lam’s Drama

Jiahua Cao

Shenyang City University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China.

*Corresponding author: Jiahua Cao

Published: May 30,2024


This paper aims to take director Edward Lam's contemporary drama as an example to study the dramatic spatial patterns in contemporary Chinese drama. As a unique director of contemporary Chinese theatre, Edward Lam has devoted himself to exploring contemporary life in the theatre space. He hopes to express various events and life experiences in the theater space through a creative space layout. In his view, life is always between the beginning and the end to find their own space, and in this space to carry out some imagination. Edward Lam presents a unique space concept through drama, trying to explore the meaning of life and express individual emotional experience, creating a stage space that combines emotions is also an important topic for contemporary directors. This paper explores how director Edward Lam uses drama space, analyzes the spatial patterns of contemporary Chinese drama, and discusses the influence of this spatial concept on contemporary Chinese drama. Through an in-depth study of works such as The Three Kingdoms, we will explore director Edward Lam's unique contributions to the use of theatre space, including innovations in stage setting, character movement, and audience interaction. This paper explores the implications and influence of the spatial style of drama on the development of contemporary Chinese drama in order to provide new ideas and inspiration for the field. Through Edward Lam's plays, I explore how theatre can be a medium for expressing life's experiences and imaginations, and how space can be designed and constructed to explore and express life's emotions and experiences. Finally, this paper aims to provide a useful reference for the development and innovation of contemporary Chinese drama and promote the diversification and innovation of contemporary drama directors.


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A Study on the Spatial Pattern of Contemporary Chinese Drama: A Case Study of Edward Lam's Drama

How to cite this paper: Jiahua Cao. (2024) A Study on the Spatial Pattern of Contemporary Chinese Drama: A Case Study of Edward Lam's Drama. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(4), 1044-1048.