Shanghai Opera Dream: Save China’s Oldest Opera

Kunqu or Opera is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. , with a 600-year history, is known as the “teacher” or “mother” of a hundred operas, because of its influence on other Chinese theatre forms, including Jingju. Its emergence ushered in the second Golden Era of Chinese drama, but by the early twentieth century it had nearly disappeared. The documentary below, made by Discovery Channel, illustrates how hard for Chinese experts to find and raise the young to save the old art, via Youtube:

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– Text source from wikipedia

March 2, 2008, 12:12 PM
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