By Daphne P. Lei (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0230300421

ISBN-13: 9780230300422

ISBN-10: 1349319031

ISBN-13: 9781349319039

Bringing the examine of chinese language theatre into the 21st-century, Lei discusses ways that conventional artwork can live on and thrive within the age of modernization and globalization. construction on her past paintings, this new e-book specializes in quite a few sorts of chinese language 'opera' in destinations round the Pacific Rim, together with Hong Kong, Taiwan and California.

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On the personal level, it imagines an identity that transcends national borders but appeals nevertheless to nostalgia for a lost “Chinese nation” that exists in the past or the imagined future, but nowhere in the present. ” Finally, alternative Chinese opera represents a survival strategy for desperate artists, as the opera business in peripheries largely operates in the market economy rather than with state sponsorship. These tactics supply new oxygen for the declining tradition; the endangered species survives in a niche fed by transnational confusion.

Torn away from the context of jingju artistic tradition and Taiwan culture, this extravagantly produced Orlando might be regarded as a failed example at intercultural theatre based on postcolonial status inequalities. And because of its incomplete deconstruction of jingju, this 22 Alternative Chinese Opera production appeared awkward and confused, despite certain technical wonders in its staging. Still, despite the sense that its best traditional features had been distorted or even battered, jingju managed to survive the challenge and shine through the maestro’s heavy cloud.

Orlando (2009), a collaboration between the American avant-garde director Robert Wilson and the Taiwan jingju diva Wei Hai-Ming, was the performance among those considered here that deviated most radically from the traditional course of Chinese opera and is the focus of Chapter 4. Torn away from the context of jingju artistic tradition and Taiwan culture, this extravagantly produced Orlando might be regarded as a failed example at intercultural theatre based on postcolonial status inequalities.

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