An Afternoon Tea of Beijing Opera Tidbits


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An Afternoon Tea of Beijing Opera Tidbits

Author: Chengbei Xu

Order No. 3189

ISBN-13: 9781592650576

ISBN-10: 1592650570

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Long River Press

Pub Year: 2005

Pages: 161 p. Color illustrations throughout

Language: English

Size: 7.5 x 9.75

Price: $14.95

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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Weight 1 lbs