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Cao Yu Script Award announced in Qianjiang

11-02-2010 08:54 BJT

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The China Drama Award has unveiled a new trophy, the Cao Yu Script Award, also in the playwright's hometown of Qianjiang.

From 75 scripts competing for the award, eight works stood out to take the prize.

The eight winning scripts include three plays, four regional operas and one children's drama. The theme of the works range from historical events and revolutionary figures, to rural life of common folk.

This session of the event featured three rounds of appraisal, rather than the normal two. The 75 entries were narrowed down to 20 nods, within which were chosen the final 8 winning pieces.

Twenty nominated scriptwriters were all on hand at the award ceremony. And the winners were not unveiled until the actual ceremony.

The eight winning scripts include three plays, four regional operas and one children's

Ji Guoping, Party secretary of China Dramatists Assn., said, "The issuing of the awards is practicing what Cao Yu said: the prosperity of drama exists in creation of scripts, and life of a script extends through performances."

The Cao Yu Script Award is one category of China Drama Awards, which also include Plum Blossom Acting Awards and Best Repertoire Awards. Cao Yu Scriptwriting Award, which was initiated in 1980, is awarded once every two years.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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