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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Historical dictionary of Chinese theater.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2008
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xxxi, 537 pages : map ; 23 cm.|
|Series Title:||Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts, no. 27.|
"Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater is the first English-language dictionary dedicated entirely to Chinese theater. The history of Chinese theater is told through a chronology, an introductory essay, and morn than 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors. There are also entries on the many different theatrical traditions, the acting and staging techniques, and specifics on roles and costumes, as well as brief synopses of major plays. This book is essential for anyone interested in Chinese theater."--BOOK JACKET.
Valuable reference... An extensive bibliography... A superb, well-written, interesting book. The scholar as well as the casual reader will certainly learn a great deal about one of the foundations of