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Chinese civil war opera returns to stage after 40 years

2018-01-13 16:28 GMT+8
 
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1 / 4   Sister Jiang, a Sichuan Opera adapted from Chinese novel Red Rock, returned to the stage after 40 years on Jan 12 in Chongqing, southwest China./ VCG photo

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2 / 4   The story is set in Chongqing during the Chinese Civil War that ended in 1949, and featured an underground agent of the Communist Party of China (CPC) under the command of Zhou Enlai fighting a battle of espionage against the enemy. Mrs Jiang, the drama‚Äôs protagonist, was a member of the CPC who dedicated herself to protecting her Party work. /VCG photo

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3 / 4   To reflect the cultural feature of Chongqing and characters' spiritual world, different lights were used on the stage. For example, in a jail scene, the light was changed to cold tone color to emphasize the torture that Mrs Jiang was going through. /VCG photo

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4 / 4   Sichuan Opera is one of the types of Chinese opera and originated in China's Sichuan Province around 1700. It also is well known for its singing, which is less constrained than that of the more popular Beijing opera form. The traditional formula often comes with stunts like face-changing, sword-hiding, fire-spitting and beard-changing along with the plot and different characters. /VCG photo

 
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