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Title Staging revolution : artistry and aesthetics in model beijing opera during the cultural revolution / Xing Fan.
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2018]


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Subject Operas, Chinese -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Operas, Chinese -- Political aspects.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976) fast (OCoLC)fst01352662
Genre Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Intro; Contents; Illustrations; Tables; Acknowledgments; Overture; Part I. Jingju, Modern Jingju, and Model Jingju; 1. Jingju at Yan'an; 2. Jingju during the Xiqu Reform; 3. Modern Jingju in Years of Uncertainty; 4. Model Jingju as Pinnacle of Cultural Reconstruction; Part II. Inside Model Jingju; 5. Foundation of Productions: Scripts and Playwriting; 6. The Broken and the Breakthroughs in Acting; 7. Fresh yet Familiar: Music; 8. Visual Communication through Design; Plates 8.1-8.4; 9. Mounting a Production: Directing; Coda; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Staging Revolution refutes the deep-rooted notion that art overtly in the service of politics is by definition devoid of artistic merits. As a prominent component shaping the culture of the Cultural Revolution, model Beijing Opera (jingju) is the epitome of art used for political ends. Arguing against commonly accepted interpretations, Xing Fan demonstrates that in a performance of model jingju, political messages could only be realized through the most rigorously formulated artistic choices and conveyed by performers possessing exceptional techniques. Fan contextualizes model jingju at the in.
Other Title Print version: Fan, Xing (Professor of Asian Theatre and Performance Studies). Staging revolution. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2018] 9789888455812