A Chinese cracker the making of The peony pavilion in Shanghai, New York and Paris
Written by 16th-century Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, The peony pavilion is a 19-hour epic opera in 57 episodes that tells a story of youth and love literally triumphing over death. This program follows director Chen Shi-Zheng and the Shanghai Kunju Opera Troupe in their effort to stage the entire production, an event that had not occurred in nearly four centuries. Coverage of rehearsals, set construction, and costume preparation is combined with interviews with Chen Shi-Zheng and his musical director Zhou Ming.; English and Chinese dialogue with English subtitles.
Shi-Zeng, Chen; Shebar, Bill; Tang, Xianzu 1550-1616
Reiner Moritz Associates; Special Broadcasting Service (Australia); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Asian Culture; Chinese Culture; Performing Arts, Music; China; Asian Studies; Music; Theater; Performing Arts; Operas, Chinese; Mu dan ting
North America; United States; New Jersey
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- Physical Description
53 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
Narrated by Robert Powell.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090301; Fedora 2 PID: umd:2043; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/1140; OCLC: ocm51465112; Catalog Key: alephsys003067386; Catalog Key: FFH 11982
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