BEIJING OPERAcommunications 2368 Words 11 Pages
Beijing opera is a traditional Chinese theatre that focuses on the culture of the Chinese people and presents it through performances such as plays, dances, narrations and martial arts (Bonds, 2008, 02). Beijing opera or the Eastern opera is the most important part of tradition to the people of China. It has a long history dating back to two hundred years. It succeeded the Anhui opera, and then improved greatly because of merging many other existing operas (Bonds, 2008, 04). This opera was formed at the end of the nineteenth century after merging with other operas. Today, it is the most famous opera in China with a rich combination of plays, dancing troupes, narrations, martial arts and songs (Bonds, 2008, 06). The objective of this study is to describe the main features of the Beijing opera and explain why it is popular to general audience, together with discussion of the special interactions between the actors on stage and audience during the performance.
- Title: BEIJING OPERA
- Length: 11 pages (2368 Words)
- Style: Harvard
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