After marrying Meng Re-hong, Gao Yan-zhen leaves for the capital to take the court exam and passes the exam as a zhuang-yuan scholar. Premier Ling Yi wants to marry his daughter, Liang Yue-ying, to Gao Yan-zhen. Presently, Gao’s mother becomes sick. In order to please her mother-in-law, Meng Re-hong...Read more
After marrying Meng Re-hong, Gao Yan-zhen leaves for the capital to take the court exam and passes the exam as a zhuang-yuan scholar. Premier Ling Yi wants to marry his daughter, Liang Yue-ying, to Gao Yan-zhen. Presently, Gao’s mother becomes sick. In order to please her mother-in-law, Meng Re-hong cuts some flesh from her thigh and uses it to make some broth for the old lady. However, when the old lady asks for some more, Meng Re-hong simply cannot supply any more. The mother-in-law scolds her for not fulfilling her filial duty. Fortunately, the appearance of a neighbor brings an end to the misunderstanding between the two women. The old lady soon dies of guilt. Meng Re-hong thereupon leaves for the capital to look for her husband. But she encounters all kinds of hindrances on her way there. First, Liang Yue-ying, Gao Yan-zhen’s new wife, feels sorry for her husband’s homesickness, sends a letter of greeting to his home but the letter is intercepted by her father. Moreover, Meng Re-hong is abducted while on her way by some bandits. Though she manages to escape through someone’s assistance, she is almost poisoned to death by the time she arrives at the Liang mansion as Premier Liang Yi wants to protect his daughter. Fortunately, through the help of Jiu-tian Xiun-nu, who finds Meng can still live for 49 years and gives her an antidote for the poison, Meng Re-hong is saved.
|Group||Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe|
|Creative staff||Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe|
|Subtitle||Mandarin Chinese /English|
|Venue||Kaohsiung Museum of Shadow Puppet, Kaohsiung|
Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe, NationalCenter for Traditional Arts
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