From The Standard (link):
Irish Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot, has been performed in China before, but never with elements taken from traditional Peking Opera – including dance, mime, music and song.
Playing to a full house in Shanghai, one character wore a painted mask lifted straight from Peking Opera, a highly stylized theatrical form that first evolved more than 300 years ago.
“I first came up with the idea five years ago. It’s not real Peking Opera, of course. I just added certain elements. But a few years hence, this could be a new art form,” said Wu Hsing-kuo, the Taiwanese director and composer who also played a lead part.
During the tumult of the Cultural Revolution, the government obliged people to renounce China’s ancient culture, and there was scant access to Western books.