A Golden Year: Four Seasons in Prospect Garden

Are you feeling sick from the notorious Canberra winter? Escape into the world of Prospect Garden, a fictional garden set in the 18th century Chinese classic The Story of the Stone [also known as Dream of the Red Chamber], where winter is spent in a warm room, composing linked-verse and riddles while eating roasted venison. Spring is when celebrations for flower deities take place and a time to bury the fallen blossoms while singing a melancholic song. Summer is when dream and reality merges into one—that play on the stage, was it about their story or ours?

Updated:  7 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language/Page Contact:  CHL webmaster