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Oldest Form of Chinese Opera Flourishing

Oldest Form of Chinese Opera Flourishing

Performers of the Puxian opera, one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, dress up for the performance at Haixing Village, Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 19, 2010. More efforts are engaged of the city these years in researching and preserving Puxian opera, which originated from puppet shows, is listed as a national intangible cultural heritage item. There are three Puxian opera professional troupes and 129 private troupes in Putian, with 3,500 people presenting performances for the local people year-round.

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Peking Opera Gua Hua Pictures 1/10

Peking Opera Gua Hua Pictures 1/10,Chinese Opera Pictures,Chinese Opera stage photo

Chinese Opera stage photo - Peking Opera Gua Hua Pictures 1/10

Chinese Opera Masks YangPaiFeng HanChang

Chinese Opera Masks,Peking Opera Masks,YangPaiFeng HanChang

Chinese Opera Masks YangPaiFeng HanChang

Chinese Opera Masks YuChangJian ZhuanZhu

Chinese Opera Masks,Peking Opera Masks,YuChangJian ZhuanZhu

Chinese Opera Masks YuChangJian ZhuanZhu

Private Puxian Opera

Puxian Opera,Chinese Opera

Troupers from a private Puxian Opera troupe perform in a rating exam in Putian, southeast China's Fujian Province, Nov.3, 2010. Rating exams are being held until next January for 132 private Puxian Opera troupes, in which experts and professionals rank them as "first class", "second class" and "third class" according to the troupers' voices and performing skills as well as music effect. Those disqualified troupes will be ordered to make improvements. Puxian Opera is listed as one of China's national intangible cultural heritages.

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Chinese Opera Masks YaGuanLou MengJueHai

Chinese Opera Masks,Peking Opera Masks,YaGuanLou MengJueHai

Chinese Opera Masks YaGuanLou MengJueHai

Chinese Opera Masks ZhanWanCheng QuWei

Chinese Opera Masks,Peking Opera Masks,ZhanWanCheng QuWei

Chinese Opera Masks ZhanWanCheng QuWei

Peking Opera Zhang YueE Pictures 1/10

Peking Opera Zhang YueE Pictures 1/10,Chinese Opera Pictures,Chinese Opera stage photo

Chinese Opera stage photo - Peking Opera Zhang YueE Pictures 1/10

The Stage and Props

In an early period, Peking Opera was staged on an interesting stage. The front of the stage extends forward, with three sides facing the audience. The other side is the backstage.

An embroidered curtain hangs across the backstage, and on each side of the curtain is a curtained door for performers to enter or exit the stage. Coming onto the stage from the entrance door, an actor with full makeup and costume begins to play his role; at the conclusion of his performance, he goes off the stage through the exit door.
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Peking Opera Bai Hua Zeng Jian Pictures 6/10

Peking Opera Bai Hua Zeng Jian Pictures 6/10,Chinese Opera Pictures,Chinese Opera stage photo

Chinese Opera stage photo - Peking Opera Bai Hua Zeng Jian Pictures 6/10

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