An Afternoon Tea of Beijing Opera Tidbits
Author: Chengbei Xu
Order No. 3189
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 161 p. Color illustrations throughout
Size: 7.5 x 9.75
This fascinating book examines the cultural and artistic themes of Beijing Opera in unprecedented detail. It is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in Beijing Opera: an art form which has gained an unprecedented following in both China and the West thanks to cultural performances, books, and motion pictures. But the world of Beijing Opera is still shrouded in mystery. With an expert eye, Chengbei Xu presents a dizzying array of details that only an experienced opera-goer can spot: themes and stories, characters, movement, makeup, props, action, voice, and music. A fascinating commentary as well as an indispensable reference, this book provides the definitive guide to what is arguably the pinnacle of Chinese performance art.
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 11 April, 2006.