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Elite theatre in Ming China, 1368-1644

Author: Grant Guangren Shen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Routledge studies in the early history of Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an overview of elite theatre in Ming China. It is based on an exploration of the original historical records, and includes comparisons with other forms of ancient theatre, and an examination of the details of theatrical performance."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Guangren Shen
ISBN: 0415343267 9780415343268 9780203483060 0203483065
OCLC Number: 55797701
Description: xv, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Historical overview --
2. Previous scholarship --
3. Literati owners --
4. Actors' backgrounds --
5. Actor training --
6. Owner-performer relations --
7. Sexist criteria --
8. play as foreplay --
9. Singing and dancing --
10. Role-playing --
11. Directing --
12. Performance space --
13. Performance theory.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the early history of Asia.
Responsibility: Grant Guangren Shen.
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