A willow tree envies the life of a mortal, so it changes into a beautiful woman and comes into the world after a thousand years’ meditation. It confuses a talented young scholar and makes him absentminded. The scholar’s family is stunned by his unusual behaviour, and asks a Taoist priest to seize the ‘monster’.
The music that you hear in this theatre is excerpted from The Monster is Defeated by Bian Cai! Recorded c. 1920.