Staging revolution : artistry and aesthetics in model beijing opera during the cultural revolution (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Staging revolution : artistry and aesthetics in model beijing opera during the cultural revolution

Author: Xing Fan, (Professor of Asian Theatre and Performance Studies)
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Staging Revolution refutes the deep-rooted notion that art overtly in the service of politics is by definition devoid of artistic merits. As a prominent component shaping the culture of the Cultural Revolution, model Beijing Opera (jingju) is the epitome of art used for political ends. Arguing against commonly accepted interpretations, Xing Fan demonstrates that in a performance of model jingju, political messages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fan, Xing (Professor of Asian Theatre and Performance Studies).
Staging revolution.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1028974833
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xing Fan, (Professor of Asian Theatre and Performance Studies)
ISBN: 9789888455164 9888455168
OCLC Number: 1031673079
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Contents; Illustrations; Tables; Acknowledgments; Overture; Part I. Jingju, Modern Jingju, and Model Jingju; 1. Jingju at Yan'an; 2. Jingju during the Xiqu Reform; 3. Modern Jingju in Years of Uncertainty; 4. Model Jingju as Pinnacle of Cultural Reconstruction; Part II. Inside Model Jingju; 5. Foundation of Productions: Scripts and Playwriting; 6. The Broken and the Breakthroughs in Acting; 7. Fresh yet Familiar: Music; 8. Visual Communication through Design; Plates 8.1-8.4; 9. Mounting a Production: Directing; Coda; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Xing Fan.

Abstract:

Staging Revolution refutes the deep-rooted notion that art overtly in the service of politics is by definition devoid of artistic merits. As a prominent component shaping the culture of the Cultural Revolution, model Beijing Opera (jingju) is the epitome of art used for political ends. Arguing against commonly accepted interpretations, Xing Fan demonstrates that in a performance of model jingju, political messages could only be realized through the most rigorously formulated artistic choices and conveyed by performers possessing exceptional techniques. Fan contextualizes model jingju at the in.

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