Topics Results for: Theater  Found: 33 Results

Paper Funeral Figures – Introduction Shandong Province Posted Sep 11, 2012 by Chinavine

Funeral customs of the Caoxian, Shandong Province.Paper Opera Figures are made for use during the funeral opera. They are later burned in order for the deceased to move safely into the next world.

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The Peking Opera – Bibliography Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

Arlington, Lewis Charles. The Chinese Drama from the Earliest Times Until Today; a Panoramic Study of the Art in China, Tracing its Origin and Describing its Actors (in both Male and Female Roles), their Costumes and make-Up, Superstitions and Stage ...


The Peking Opera – Music Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

Although the singing and musical instruments in the Peking Opera are notoriously shrill and may be unpleasant to the foreign ears, the Chinese see it as the “shrieking of the heart.” To them the music is shrill because it is ...

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The Peking Opera – Costumes and Colors Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

In the Peking Opera the costumes are as important as the characters themselves because each piece tells a story. Sewn in workshops behind the theater streets, every piece is intricately made with great consideration to design and color, and these ...

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The Peking Opera – Characters in the Peking Opera Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

There are four main characters roles in the Peking opera. They are : shêng(male character), tan (female character), ching (painted faces), ch’ou(jester). To make the role more specific prefixes are added. Some important prefixes are wu (warrior), Lao (elderly person), ...

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The Peking Opera – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

The Peking Opera can be traced back to ancient times when dancers would perform at religious ceremonies and the festivals of feudal lords. The dancers, accompanied by lutes and pipes, would act out battle scenes as monsters and animals from ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – Shadow Play Theater Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

Stories: Chinese Shadow Play depicts an assortment of stories, ranging from traditional folk tales, comedies, scary stories, love stories, and stories of war and battle.  Contemporary theaters often show traditional stories as well as newer, modern stories within their plays. ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – Qibao Shadow Puppetry Today Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

Today, the town of Qibao celebrates their cultural heritage and works to preserve the past traditions of Shadow Play that are such an important aspect of the town’s history. Though the Chinese government does help to keep these valuable traditions ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – History of Shadow Puppetry Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

Chinese Shadow Play was first seen during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) and grew in popularity within the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.), during which time shadow puppetry spread from Northern to Southern China.  Qibao Shadow Play was the earliest form ...

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Bristle Dolls: Bai Dacheng 白大成: 鬃人 – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Nov 16, 2011 by Chinavine

Bristle dolls are modeled after Peking Opera roles. Dolls are arranged on a metal plate and “dance” when the plate is struck. When struck, the plate resonates, sounding much like Peking Opera music. When creating the dolls, Bai takes care ...

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