Title: Peking Opera (Paperback, English Version)
Author/Editor: Xu Chengbei
I S B N: 9787508516646
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Print Time: 2010-01-01
Version Language: English
Others: Paperback; 1/16; 130 Pages; 360g
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Seeing a Peking Opera performance for the first time, a foreigner wouldwonder: why are faces of actors painted red, white, black, yellow or green？Are they masks？ But masks are separate from the face. Facial make-upsin Peking Opera are different from masks. Intrigued, many foreign touristswould go backstage to see actors and actresses remove stage makeupand costume. Next time, they would go there before a performance startsto see how performers do their makeup. Luciano Pararotti, the great tenorof international fame, once had a Peking Opera actor paint on his face themakeup of Xiang Yu, a valiant ancient warrior portrayed in numerous Peking Opera plays.
The Birth and Evolution of Peking Opera
Anhui Troups Moved into Beijing
The Art of Listening, Old-Style Theaters
Old Beijing in Peking Opera's Heyday
Theatrical Companies and Old-Style Opera Schools
Theaters, Temple Fairs and Tanghui
The Stage, Props And Orchestra
A Table and Two Chairs
Wen Wu Chang
Four Roles of Sheng, Dan, Jing and Chou
Singing, Dancing and Acting Skills
"Realms" of Acting
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