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Introduction

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present the history and music of Shanghai opera to students and scholars of ethnomusicology. Chinese music, despite being ... More


Place and Music: Local Opera in Shanghai, 1912–49

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter develops the historical consideration of Shanghai opera begun in Chapter 1, looking now at huju in mid-20th-century Shanghai. Other than the appearance of female performers, in the ... More


The Rise of a Local Opera form in east China, up to 1920

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Scholars of Shanghai opera accord their tradition, huju, a history of some two centuries or more, typically describing its rise in terms of a development from local traditions of folk song to ... More


Female Roles and the Rise of Actresses, 1915–c. 1950

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A central element of the history of huju in the 20th century is the emergence of female performers: this in a tradition formerly dominated by men, some of whom impersonated female roles. This chapter ... More


Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Jonathan P. J. Stock

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

China has over three hundred distinct styles of music drama, from exorcism theatre to farce, historical romance, and shadow puppetry. This study considers one of the newer operatic forms. Established ... More


How Chinese Theatre Solves Theatrical Problems

Siu Wang-Ngai and Peter Lovrick

in Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides an outline on the development of Chinese opera. It sets up the terms of reference for the following chapters.


Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Siu Wang-Ngai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chinese opera embraces over 360 different styles of theatre that make one of the richest performance arts in the world. It combines music, speech, poetry, mime, acrobatics, stage fighting, vivid ... More


Using Stage Movement

Siu Wang-Ngai and Peter Lovrick

in Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter deals with pure movement that does not rely upon props. It discuses both conventional mime movements and acrobatics on the Chinese stage.


Culture in Common: Intersecting European, Javanese, and Chinese Art Worlds

Matthew Isaac Cohen

in Inventing the Performing Arts: Modernity and Tradition in Colonial Indonesia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855567
eISBN:
9780824868710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855567.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The constituent ethnic groups of nineteenth-century Indonesia shared arts – remaking them as what Raymond Williams called “culture in common.” European arts, including drama and music, promoted a ... More


Using Props

Siu Wang-Ngai and Peter Lovrick

in Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter demonstrates how props common to Chinese stage craft are used. It includes the horsewhip which represents an entire horse, paddles which represent boats, the fan and furniture.


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