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Role of Dan in Peking Opera

The roles on the Chinese opera stage fall into four categories: Sheng. Dan. Jing and Chou. These roles have the natural features of age and sex. as well as social status. and are artificially exaggerated by makeup. costume and gestures. Da...

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Longtao and Figurant

Longtao generally means figurant. because they always wear Longtao robes to serve as a foil to main actors on the stage. Pao Longtao (walk-on) gets its name because the soldiers. servants and maids in imperial palaces always wear special L...

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Role of Chou in Peking Opera

The roles on the Chinese opera stage fall into four categories: Sheng Dan. Jing and Chou. These roles have the natural features of age and sex. as well as social status. and are artificially exaggerated by makeup. costume and gestures. The...

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Role of Sheng

The roles on the Chinese opera stage fall into four categories -- Sheng. Dan. Jing and Chou. These roles have the natural features of age and sex. as well as social status. and are artificially exaggerated by makeup. costume and gestures....

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Cantonese Opera

Cantonese Opera is popular in Guangdong. south of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Hong Kong and Macao. In some places in Southeast Asia and Australia and America where there are overseas Chinese from Guangdong. Cantonese Opera has als...

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Role of Jing

The roles on the Chinese opera stage fall into four categories: Sheng. Dan. Jing and Chou. These roles have the natural features of age and sex. as well as social status. and are artificially exaggerated by makeup. costume and gestures. Ji...

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Chang Xiangyu - Empress of Yuju Opera

Zhang Miaoling (later Chang Xiangyu). who`s father was a popular Yuju Opera actor in their hometown who left the stage due to a throat complication. was born to a poor farming family in Henan Province`s Gongxian County in September 1923. W...

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Hebei Bangzi

Hebei Bangzi is the main type of drama in Hebei Province. In the past it was called Jing Wooden Clapper Opera. Zhili Wooden Clapper Opera and Wei (referring to Tianjinwei) Wooden Clapper Opera before it became Hebei Wooden Clapper Opera in...

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Yongju Opera

As one of many Chinese local operas. Yongju Opera is performed in Ningbo dialect in East China`s Zhejiang Province. While Yongju Opera`s expertise is modern plays. it is also suited for Qing Dynasty costume plays. as well as the cheongsam...

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Shaoju Opera

Shaoju Opera Shaoju Opera. also known as Shaoxing Luantan or Shaoxing Daban. mainly prevails in Shaoxing. Ningbo and Hangzhou cities of Zhejiang Province as well as Shanghai Municipality in East China. The art form was known as Shaoxing Op...

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