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Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater, Hardback Book

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater Hardback

Part of the Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts series



There is a sense of timelessness in the Chinese theater: ever since its maturation, its format has not changed in any significant way.

Chinese Theater matured into its final format in the 13th century and flourished during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties.

It is a unique, exclusive, and self-sufficient system, whose evolution has received little influence from the West and whose influence on Western theaters has been minimal and often misinterpreted.

It is essentially a performer's theater; the actors attract the audience with splendid performances perfected through many years of rigorous training. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors.

This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chinese theater.


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