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

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

...scripts; most were *scenarios that relied heavily on *improvisation . But the insistence on European styles, and the high percentage of foreign and tragic plays in their repertoire, distanced Chunliu She from the average *audience . Lu Jingruo, who had become the leader of the group, died of overwork at the age of 30 in 1915 , marking the end of Chunliu She and starting the decline of wenming xi . Siyuan...

Chunliu She

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Siyuan Liu

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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

...scripts; most were scenarios that relied heavily on improvisation . But the insistence on European styles, and the high percentage of foreign and tragic plays in their repertoire, distanced Chunliu She from the average audience . Lu Jingruo, who had become the leader of the group, died of overwork at the age of 30 in 1915 , marking the end of Chunliu She as the most important new drama troupe and starting the decline of wenming xi. Siyuan...

Chunliu She

Chunliu She  

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The Spring Willow Society, the first Chinese Western-style theatre group. In 1907 a group of Chinese students in Tokyo performed an act from The Lady of the Camellias by Dumas ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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’ ...
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Siyuan Liu

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...by the students themselves. Inspired by the Chunliu She (Spring Willow Society) production of Uncle Tom's Cabin in Tokyo in 1907 , theatres in Shanghai began to put on regular productions of new drama known as wenming xi (civilized drama). In 1910 Ren Tianzhi created the first professional troupe devoted to new drama, the Evolutionary Troupe, and in 1912 Lu Jingruo , a veteran of the Spring Willow Society, returned from Japan and organized the New Drama Society which performed under the name of Chunliu Juchang (Spring Willow Theatre). Although ...

Ouyang Yuqian

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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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201 words

...Yuqian ( Ou-yang Yü-chien ) ( 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 Uncle Tom's Cabin , the first Western-style play in Chinese. After returning to Shanghai in 1910 he became active in the new drama movement, performing and writing wenming xi (civilized drama). Meanwhile he also studied Beijing opera as a dan (female) actor, becoming professional in 1916 ; for over ten...

huajü

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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245 words

... ( hua chü ) ‘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 The Lady of the Camellias and Uncle Tom's Cabin , marking the beginning of Western-style theatre in Chinese. The first form of new drama was wenming xi (‘civilized drama’), which flourished in Shanghai in the 1910s. Most were mubiao xi (outline plays), *scenarios that relied heavily on *improvisation . The performance style was...

Ouyang Yuqian

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Siyuan Liu

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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228 words

...Yuqian ( Ou-yang Yü-chien ) ( 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 (Spring Willow Society) production of Uncle Tom's Cabin , the first Western-style play in Chinese. After returning to Shanghai in 1910 he became active in the new drama movement, performing and writing wenming xi (civilized drama). Meanwhile he also studied Beijing opera as a dan (female) actor, becoming professional in 1916 ;...

huajü

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Siyuan Liu

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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334 words

...stories, using language and movement as major means of expression, as well as modern playwriting techniques with act and scene divisions, realistic makeup , costumes , sets, and lighting .’ In 1907 in Tokyo a group of Chinese students, calling themselves Chunliu She (the Spring Willow Society), performed The Lady of the Camellias and Uncle Tom's Cabin , marking the beginning of Western-style theatre in Chinese. The first form of new drama was wenming xi (civilized drama), which flourished in Shanghai in the 1910s. Most of the ...

wenming xi

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Siyuan Liu

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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406 words

...performed by actors from traditional theatres in modern costume. Both these forms followed in the traditional mould, however, mixing speech with singing and mime . The model for purely spoken drama came from Japanese shimpa , when in 1907 the Chinese student group Chunliu She (Spring Willow Society), with the help of Japanese actors, staged an adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin in Tokyo . All important wenming xi activities were concentrated in Shanghai. In 1910 Ren Tianzhi created the Evolutionary Troupe, the first professional new drama...

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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1,416 words

...Chinese opera, which consists of some 300 types of local operas. The spoken drama appeared at the beginning of the twentieth century, although the term ‘spoken drama’ was given later. In 1907 a group of Chinese students in Tokyo founded the Spring Willow Drama Society ( chunliu she ) and staged a scene adapted from La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils . Their first full-length play was Hei nu yu tian lu (‘The black slave's cry to heaven’), adapted from a Chinese translation of the influential American novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet...

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