Deconstructing Chinese Opera: Tears on Barren Hill on the Contemporary Stage

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Abstract

The 2008 Hong Kong Arts Festival presented a remarkable show of a type

seldom seen in its program history: an avant garde theater piece that is strongly linked to traditional Chinese opera. Called Tears of Barren Hill (Huangshan lei 荒山淚), it was conceived, written and directed by Danny Yung (Chinese name Rong Nianzeng 榮念曾) of the Hong Kong-based theater group Zuni Icosahedron (Chinese name Jinnian Ershimian Ti 進念 廿面體). Barren Hill is Yung’s third piece created along the same concept, which may be described as the “deconstruction” of traditional Chinese opera, specifically Peking opera.

General information

Author Bell Yung
English title Deconstructing Chinese Opera: Tears on Barren Hill on the Contemporary Stage
Publication CHINOPERL Papers
Date of publication 2009
Original URL The original article was posted on http://chinoperl.osu.edu/sites/chinoperl.osu.edu/files/back-issues-no.28-tears-of-barren-hill.pdf

Entities mentioned

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Tears on Barren Hill

Keywords & Genre

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Beijing Opera, Chinese Opera


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