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Chinese Theatre and the Actor in Performance

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

  • Date Published: December 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521035231

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  • This work gives an "inside" view of Chinese theater and the actor in performance for the first time. It challenges Western theater artists such as Brecht, Grotowski, Barba and Schechner, who have extracted from Chinese theater elements that might enrich their own theaters. It is based on personal observations of and dialogue with Chinese actors, experiences that were impossible before 1980. Riley's study is well illustrated with photographs and diagrams and is accessible to anyone interested in theater, even those with no knowledge of Chinese or Chinese theater.

    • A study based on first-hand experience in China not possible before 1980
    • Accessible to anyone interested in theatre - does not require knowledge of Chinese or Chinese theatre
    • Well illustrated with photographs and diagrams
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    "Riley presents an insider's view of jinju, enabling the reader tp see it as Chinese spectators do. Graduate and research collections." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521035231
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.544kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1. Jia (Family)
    2. Biao (Appearance)
    3. Duan (To sever)
    4. Shenfen (Identity)
    5. Yang (Life)
    6. Qi (Presence)
    7. He (To unify)
    8. Yuan (Round)
    The Chinese dynasties
    Glossary of Chinese terms
    List of Chinese characters
    List of Chinese works
    List of works in Western languages

  • Author

    Jo Riley

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