Fresh writer Joseph de Premare translated some of the works of “Orphan of Zhao”. There was a fascination in the west about the culture and dramaturgy of the Chinese. This dramaturgy was the reason why many eminent scholars and art patrons moved to China. They were enamored by the Chinese culture and wanted to learn about the culture. “The Orphan of Zhao” was an interesting adaptation that was recreated by Voltaire. The Chinese orphan story was epitomized in the west as the paradigm of Chinese culture virtues and values. This was well received in the western communities. It influenced the French dramaturgy and eventually the entire European Drama circle. He had added newer love themes and lauded the Chinese virtues even more in this adaptation. There is maneuvering of certain elements in the storyline to make it more interesting to the European audience. This had enabled the story to gain international recognition and more patrons to the Chinese art community in the society.
Critical analysis of the events in the story line have been portrayed in the following. In this section there will be a comparative analysis of the literary technical aspects, cultural themes and political ideology. There will be a more detailed approach to the elements in the storyline in the following.In the original person Ji Junxiang had termed the play “The Great Revenge of the Orphan of Zhao”. The story has been classified as the Zaju genre of frame. In this story the central theme is “revenge”. The Yuan Zaju was poetic music drama that usually has four acts. It is a set of songs followed by certain modal progression of the music. There are one of two wedges that are considered to be shorter interludes. There is the portrayal of the movie to the “aria” theme. In this the characters are added to support or enhance the story plot. Within the story there are the accompanying tunes of rhythmic patterns. There were major portions of the story that enabled a single performer to enact the events. A number of stars players were developed during this regime.