4 edition of The characterization of sheng and dan roles in Chinese opera found in the catalog.
The characterization of sheng and dan roles in Chinese opera
Written in English
|Statement||by Hsiao-Mei Wang.|
|LC Classifications||Microfilm 89/142 (M)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 125 leaves|
|Number of Pages||125|
|LC Control Number||89894003|
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This study sought to discover the principles of characterization governing the Sheng and the Dan roles in the Chinese opera. Seven Dan role divisions and three Sheng role divisions were Author: Hsiao-Mei Wang. The characters of the opera are divided into four main roles: Sheng (male roles), Dan (female roles), Jing (strong, rough or dangerous characters), and Chou (clowns or comedians).
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There is often a judgement implied, with sheng and dan usually positive characters and bad or evil ones generally confined to the jing or chou : Colin Mackerras.
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