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Peking opera

Author: Chengbei Xu
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Introductions to Chinese culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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In this illustrated introduction, Xu Chengbei explains the make up, costumes, characters, staging, stories and music associated with Peking opera, and discusses the origins and development of this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chengbei Xu
ISBN: 9780521188210 0521188210
OCLC Number: 761380359
Notes: "Translated from the original Chinese by Chen Gengtao"--Cover flap.
"Originally published by China Intercontinental Press as Peking opera (9787508516646) in 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: 130 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: The birth and evolution of Peking opera --
The stage, props and orchestra --
Performing art --
Performers and performing schools --
Classic plays --
Modern Peking operas --
Conventions of Peking opera --
Appreciating Peking opera --
Peking opera in the contemporary era.
Series Title: Introductions to Chinese culture.
Other Titles: Zhongguo jing ju.
Responsibility: by Chengbei Xu.

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