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The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Wing Chung Ng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Defined by its distinct performance style, stage practices, and regional- and dialect-based identities, Cantonese opera originated as a traditional art form performed by itinerant companies in temple ... More


Urbanization of Cantonese Opera

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter details the urban shift of Cantonese opera after the turn of the century, when a new kind of troupe came into being. These were the famous Sheng Gang ban, so named because these ... More


The State, Public Order, and Local Theater in South China

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the theater as a site of chaos and unruly behavior, and examines the role of the state in managing the Cantonese opera theater as a public space. It considers the many scars of ... More


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