Length: 5ft 10in / 1.78m
Width (at base): 18in / 0.46mThis unique screen is available at our showroom for
SBN : 978-981-229-525-5 Compiled by : Lim SK Illustrated by : Fu Chunjiang Translated by : Li En Dimension : 150 x 210 mm Page Number : 160 pages Unit : each Price : S$ 9.00 Chinese opera is one of the world’s oldest dramatic forms and a well-loved treasure of Chinese culture. The art is a wonderful combination of dance, music, literature, poetry, singing and dialogue, acrobatics and martial arts to create a unique form of acting which includes “singing, speaking, acting and acrobatic fighting”.
Find out more fascinating details about Chinese opera:
* Why is the clown mask so colourful?
* Who is the “big painted face”?
* What does it signify when an opera performer stands on the table?
Origins of Chinese Opera is definitely an eye-catching book complete with pictures and comics vividly portraying various opera genres popular in China.
The wutong tree is famous in legend for being the only species of tree on which the phoenix will alight. It is considered a symbol of the female element, the opposite of the bamboo, which symbolizes the male element. A reason for this distinction may be that the wutong forms knots inwardly while knots on the bamboo grow on the outside: 'inward' is a female characteristic, 'outward' is male.
The peony or mudanhua is known as the 'Queen of Flowers' and it symbolizes wealth and distinction, as well as love, affection and feminine beauty. The peony is also one of the four flowers representing the four seasons; it is the symbol of spring.
Suiyuan, 120 years, 1.48m x 0.84m