Literature of antiquity and the Middle Ages - Summary 2019 year

Ma Zhiyuan? - mind between 1321-1324

Autumn in the Han Palace (Cry of a Lone Goose Displays Dreams in the Autumn Room in the Han Palace) - Chinese Classical Drama Epoque Yuan (XIII-XIV centuries)

The leader of the northern nomads led a hundred thousand warriors to the Great Wall to call himself the tribute to the Chinese emperor, to whom the ambassador sent his rich gifts. The ambassador should also ask the Chinese princess as the nomadic lord of his wife.
Meanwhile, the tricky and insidious dignitary Mao Yangshuo lost confidence in the elderly emperor. He believes in flattering speeches and hears advice. Everyone is afraid of Mao. He, fear of a third-party influence on the lord, tries, distancing from him the learned husbands, to surround him with beauties. Therefore, it is recommended to gather in the palace of the most beautiful girls of the empire. Emperor joyfully agrees. He orders Mao Yangshuo to travel around the country and look at the most worthy ones, and if the lord could appreciate the choice of his envoy, one must write a portrait from each girl and transfer it to the palace.
When performing the assignment, the dignitary shamelessly chooses the family of the contenders, demanding generous offerings. Everyone is afraid of the emperor's emperor. Nobody dares to refuse him. In one of the counties Mao Yangshuo finds a rare beauty named Wang Zhaojun. She comes from a peasant family, but nobody is more beautiful in the whole world. The sanatorium requires the poor family of Wang Gold. Then the daughter will excel at the court. But the beauty is so sure in her irresistibleness that she rejects harassment. In revenge, Mao portrays her with a crooked eye: they are sent to the most distant palace chambers. So it all happened. The Emperor did not honor Zhaojun's audience. She is lonely lonely.
The Emperor is planning to get around his palace and look at the girls whom he still has not managed to pay attention to. Heard: Someone plays masterfully in the lute. Sends a lyuteist to lead. Wang Zhaojun stands before the emperor. He is stunned by her beauty, is interested in her origins and regrets that she has never met her yet. Zhaojun talks about Mao Yangshou's deceit, guilty of her imprisonment. An angry commander orders to grab the scumbag and cut off his head. The Princess of Loving pays a beauty name to Minfei, the "beloved concubine".
At the same time, the leader of the nomads learns that the emperor refused to welcome him to the wife of the princess, they say, she is still too young. He is terribly offended, after all, everyone knows how many beauties surround the emperor. Here is what Mao Yangshou, who fled from Imperial Wrath, appears before the offended nomad. He talks about the awesome beauty of Wang Zhaojun and shows a portrait - this time he portrayed the girl without any distortion, and from her beauty the leader captures the spirit. The insidious traitor advises it to ask her for her wife, and in case of refusal to move the army of nomads to the Chinese lands.
The sovereign has completely lost his mind from love. He left his business, days and nights spent in the chambers of Minfei. But the minister can not but report to him about the arrival of the ambassador with the requirement to give Wang Zhaojun a wife nomadic leader. The minister warns that a huge army is ready for the attack, but there is no chance to defend itself from it: the soldiers are trained badly, there are no brave generals ready to join the battle. It is necessary to save the country from the enemy invasion. The emperor dreams of obtaining advice from his officials, as, without giving his beloved, to save the world. But nobody can help him.
Wang Zhaojun is ready to prevent war by the price of his own life. She persuades the sovereign to put the interests of the state above their mutual love. The emperor has to agree, but he decides to spend Minfei himself to the Balincio Bridge and drink a farewell cup of wine with her. The sovereign and Minfei look sorrowfully at each other. Finally, they parted forever.
At the border, the leader of the nomads happily meets Wang Zhaojun. He is proud that the Chinese emperor dared not neglect the alliance with him. The beautiful woman asks for the last time to look at the south Dalai and drink a glass of wine. She drinks wine and throws himself into the waters of the boundary river. No one has time to come to her aid. The Green Hill is erected at the place of its burial - the grass is always green for it. The leader of the nomads in all accuses the villains Mao Yangshou. He orders to grab him and take him to the emperor to the right court.
For one hundred days the emperor does not give audiences. And now, sometimes in autumn, he laments lonely in the palace. Hardly fell asleep - Zhaojun is in a dream, but the syunne again takes her away. Farewell cries of flying geese give birth to even more sadness, and even more exhausting memories of short happiness. The officer reports that the traitor Mao Yangshuo has been delivered. The sovereign orders to cut off his head. Here's a memorial prayer about Minfei.