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Chunliu She

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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320 words

The Spring Willow Society, the first Chinese Western-style theatre group. In 1907 a group of Chinese students in Tokyo performed an act from ...

Chunliu She

Chunliu She   Reference library

Siyuan Liu

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
337 words

The Spring Willow Society, the first Chinese Western-style theatre group. In 1907 a group of Chinese students in Tokyo performed an act from ...

huajü

huajü  

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‘Spoken drama’, the Chinese term for Western-style drama with realistic dialogue. In 1907 in Tokyo a group of Chinese students, calling themselves Chunliu She (the Spring Willow Society), performed ...
Ouyang Yuqian

Ouyang Yuqian  

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(1889–1962)Chinese actor, director, and playwright of both jingju (Beijing opera) and the Western-style huajü (spoken drama). As a student in Japan, he performed in the Chunliu She production of ...
Shanghai

Shanghai  

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The largest city in China and the theatrical centre of the south. Historically Shanghai had extensive contact with the West and was instrumental in the development of Western-style ‘spoken drama’ ...
wenming xi

wenming xi  

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‘Civilized drama’, an early form of Western-style theatre in China, the precursor of huajü. At the turn of the twentieth century China was forced to modernize after suffering repeated military ...

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