Chinese Kunqu Opera


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Chinese Kunqu Opera



Author: Xiao Li
Order No. 3190
ISBN-13: 9781592650620
ISBN-10: 1592650627
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Long River Press
Pub Year: 2005
Pages: 303 p. Color illustrations throughout
Language: English
Size: 7.5 x 9.75
Price: $28.95




It has been four years since Chinese Kunqu Opera has been awarded the title "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO. As a masterpiece of Chinese classic opera, Chinese Kunqu Opera has gone far beyond the bounds of territory and is today acknowledged the world over. Chinese Kunqu Opera is an old Chinese opera form with a history of 600 years. To further understand its value, we can approach it from three aspects: the dramatic literature, the musical tradition and the performing art system. Chinese Kunqu Opera represents the highest level of Chinese classic theatrical literature, the last heritage of classic music as well as the perfect performance of classic operas.


The work "Chang Sheng Dian" tells of a legendary romance between Emperor Tang Ming and Imperial Concubine Yang. It presents the fine art of Kunqu Chuanqi creation and has become a model for Kunqu Chuanqi creation in structure, character, language and rules and forms of poetry.

The work "Tao Hua Shan" tells a romance of the Ming Dynasty. In particular, the author had made active exploration into the Kunqu Chuanqi creation and achieved an extremely high level in literary depiction.

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Weight 1 lbs