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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 – 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 ...

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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 – 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 – 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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