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100 1  Li, Ruru 
245 10 Soul of Beijing Opera :|bTheatrical Creativity and 
       Continuity in the Changing World 
264  1 Hong Kong :|bHong Kong University Press,|c2010 
264  4 |c©2010 
300    1 online resource (369 pages) 
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505 0  Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures and Plates -- 
       Foreword   Two Pairs of Eyes -- Author's Words -- Prologue
       Eyes on Jingju -- 1  Jingju:  Formation, Growth and the 
       First Reform -- 2  Training a Total Performer: Four Skills
       and Five Canons -- 3  Cheng Yanqiu -  Masculinity and 
       Femininity -- Color Photos -- 4  Li Yuru -  The Jingju 
       Tradition and Communist Ideology -- 5  Ma Yongan- A 
       Painted-Face Role Type and a  Non-Painted-Face Character -
       - 6  Yan Qinggu -  Staging the Ugly and the Beautiful in 
       the Millennium -- 7  Kuo Hsiao-chuang --  A Theatre That 
       "Belongs to Tradition, Modernity and to You and Me" -- 8  
       Wu Hsing-kuo -  Subversion or Innovation? -- Epilogue  New
       Beginnings or the Beginning of the End? -- Appendix 1A 
       Chronology -- Appendix 1B -- Appendix 2  Main Features of 
       Jingju Role Types -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index 
520    Any traditional theatre has to engage the changing world 
       to avoid becoming a living fossil. How has Beijing opera -
       - a highly stylized theatre with breath-taking acrobatics 
       and martial arts, fabulous costumes, and striking makeup -
       - survived into the new millennium while coping with a 
       century of great upheavals and competition from new 
       entertainment forms? Li Ruru's The Soul of Beijing Opera 
       answers that question, looking at the evolution of singing
       and performance styles, make-up and costume, audience 
       demands, as well as stage and street presentation modes 
       amid tumultuous social and political changes. --Li's study
       follows a number of major artists' careers in mainland 
       China and Taiwan, drawing on extensive primary print 
       sources as well as personal interviews with performers and
       their cultural peers. One chapter focuses on the 
       illustrious career of Li's own mother and how she adapted 
       to changes in Communist ideology. In addition, she 
       explores how performers as social beings have responded to
       conflicts between tradition and modernity, and between 
       convention and innovation. Through performers' negotiation
       and compromises, Beijing opera has undergone constant re-
       examination of its inner artistic logic and adjusted to 
       the demands of the external world. --Li Ruru is senior 
       lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies at the 
       University of Leeds. She is the author of Shashibiya: 
       Staging Shakespeare in China 
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