Classical Repertoire


  • Broadway Expecting The Peony Pavilion
     The Beijing Performing Arts Group, Broadway Asia International and Huairou district government are jointly planning a musical based on the Chinese Kunqu Opera The Peony Pavilion 牡丹亭, which is expected to premiere in Beijing, in July 2011, before moving...
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  • Lao She's Teahouse
    Published in 1957, Teahouse is not only a peak of Lao She's dramatist career but also a monumental work in the history of modern Chinese drama.Through a graphic depiction of what happened to a teahouse in Beijing and the fate of Wang Lifa, boss of the...
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  • Guo Moruo and the Play Qu Yuan
    Of the many historical plays produced during the Anti-Japanese War, Guo Moruo's five-act play Qu Yuan 屈原 staged in 1942 is the most famous.Guo Moruo (1892-1978) 郭沫若 , originally named Guo Kaizhen alias Dingtang, a native of Sichuan Province, had pursued...
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  • Rhinoceros in Love: Masterpiece of Experimental Drama
     Western drama was first introduced into China after May Fourth Movement. Since the liberation in 1949 modern Chinese drama had been in the decline or even silenced. As China opened itself to the outside world in the 1980s, trends of western dramatic...
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  • The Maudgalyayana Drama -- Chinese Religious Theater
    The Maudgalyayana Dramar efers to a series of plays about how Maudgalyayana rescues his mother from Hell. It later spread to Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hu-nan and Jiangxi provinces.Nirvana of MaudgalyayanaLegend has it that Fu Xiang's family were Buddhists. After...
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  • Repertoires of Yuju Empress: Chang Xiangyu
    Hua Mulan Hua Mulan is one of Chang Xiangyu's most beloved operas. Hua Mulan's theme song, where Chang says, "Who says women are not as capable as men?" has been loved and learned by millions of Chinese. Her interpretation of the role is especially ...
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  • Song of the Return of Spring (回春之曲) by Tian Han
    In the 1930s, determined to stop writing romantic and sentimental plays, Tian Han began to give out "coarse and heroic sobbings". in his dramatic production, such sobbings translated into appeals for the poor working people to be united in order to seek...
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  • The Trilogy of the Countryside (农村三部曲) by Hong Shen
    In the early 1930s there also appeared a series of dramatic works reflecting rural life. Most famous of these is The trilogy of the Countryside by Hong Shen , consisting of Wukui Bridge(1930), Fragrant Rice(1931) and The Black Dragon Pond(1932).Hong Shen...
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  • Li Jianwu and His Plays
    Li jianwu (1906-1982) was a fairly influential playwright during the 1930s. He took part in the dramatic movement during his school days. He presided over the drama society of Tsinghua University when studying there. A man with a patriotic and democratic ...
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  • The Best Well-known Play in Taiwan "Grand Immortal Ponglai"
    The Best Well-known Play in Taiwan "Grand Immortal Ponglai"The show has been performed for more than twenty years in Taiwan, and the record is still going…1987  The first play to be invited to performed at the inauguration of National Theatre.1992 ...
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