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The Romance of the Western Chamber - A Kunqu Opera

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Author: Huang Shaorong;
Language: English
Page: 239
Publication Date: 12/2013
ISBN: 7513538662, 9787513538664
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This book introduces from original to nowadays, the development of this opera. It also describes the music for voices in a Chinese opera.
Table of Contents
Chapter Ⅰ 
Origins of the Drama _ 1 
1. The story of Yingying by Yuan Zhen _ 1 
2. Western Chamber Romance Zhugongdiao by Dong Jieyuan _ 8 
3. Yuan zaju The Romance oF the Western Chamber by Wang Shifu _ 18 
4. The southern opera and the Kunqu opera: The Romance of the Western Chamber _ 24 
Chapter Ⅱ 
The Spread of the Drama_ 30 
1. The spread of the drama at home _ 30 
2. The spread of the drama abroad _ 47 
Chapter Ⅲ 
Aspects of the Drama_ 55 
1. The place-the Monastery of Universal Salvation _ 55 
2. Main characters _ 58 
3. Synopsis of the ten scenes _ 67 
4. Roles, music, facial makeup, costumes, and stage properties _ 75 
5. Critiques of the libretto _ 81 
Script of the Drama _ 103 
Kunqu Opera ABC _ 188 
Works Consulted and Cited _ 238
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