Elite Theatre in Ming China, 1368-1644

1st Edition

Grant Guangren Shen

Routledge
Published April 29, 2009
Reference - 188 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415545891 - CAT# Y102311
Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

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Summary

Theatre occupied a particularly important place in the life of the elite, for whom owning a theatre troupe was highly fashionable and for whom theatre performances were an integral part of formal gatherings, various rituals and ceremonies. Based on an exploration of original historical records, including comparisons with other forms of ancient theatre, Shen provides an overview of elite theatre in Ming China and examines the details of theatrical performance.

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