Updated  
October, 08 2012 12:00:29

Old classic drama scripts found

DA NANG (VNS)– A collection of 204 old tuong (classic drama) scripts, written in Han Chinese and Vietnamese Nom, have been found in the central city of Da Nang.

City Culture Department deputy director Tran Quang Thanh said yesterday the collection was found at the house of the late cultural researcher Nguyen Van Xuan.

They would have been published between 1802-45, Thanh said.

"Researchers from the city's Han Chinese and Vietnamese Nom Scripts Centre will come to appraise the collection soon," he said.

"We plan to store the ancient scripts and translate them into Vietnamese before showing them."

Meanwhile, the city had agreed to fund conservation of the scripts and the department had submitted a plan for their restoration. – VNS

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