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XUN Hui-Sheng

XUN Hui-Sheng (1899 - 1968) A Qing Yi and Hua Dan player and his performing style was entitled XUN Style. He. along with MEI. SHANG and CHEN. is regarded as one of the Four Great Female Role Players. Born in Dong-Guang of HebeiProvince. he...

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Ruse of Empty City

This is a traditional play. It is a very famous story from the Chinese novel The Romance of Three Kingdoms. The whole play consists of three parts: ``Lost of Jie-Ting Pass``. ``Use of Empty City``. and ``Execution of Ma Su``. The second pa...

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Fifteen Strings of Coppers

This is a Kunqv Opera story. A traditional play. One night a shop-keeper. YOU Hu-Lu. went home drunk after meeting his friends in a pub. He brought with him fifteen strings of coppers which were the debt he just had collected. When asked w...

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The Story of the White Snake

The Story of the White Snake -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a story adopted from a classical Chinese novel. But the story in the play is totally a different account to the origin no...

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The Drunken Concubine

The story happened in Tang Dynasty around 745-755 AD. This is one of the masterpieces by Mei Lan-Fang. It is almost a one-person show. The story is quite simple. Mei had made this play famous by his vivid performance reflecting the concubi...

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Unicorn-trapping Purse

This is a play by CHEN Yan-qiu. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A wealthy family in Deng-Zhou was marrying off the daughter. Xue Xiang-Lin. To ensure the daughter would never be in need. the...

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Beijing Opera Mask

Beijing Opera Mask...

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A Short History of Chinese Opera

In 1790. theater companies from all over China arrived in Beijing. to perform for the Qing Emperor Qianlong`s birthday. Here begins the history of the various opera forms as we know them today in China... Four theater companies from Anhui...

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