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China-the Pear Garden and the Red Pear Garden David Kaplan

China-the Pear Garden and the Red Pear Garden

David Kaplan

Published October 18th 2012
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32 pages
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Chapter 10 of Shakespeare, Shamans, and Show Biz: An Impolite Guide to Theater History: China—the Pear Garden and the Red Pear Garden. The chapter begins with a look at The Pear Garden school of acting. From there, Kaplan covers the Beijing Opera,MoreChapter 10 of Shakespeare, Shamans, and Show Biz: An Impolite Guide to Theater History: China—the Pear Garden and the Red Pear Garden. The chapter begins with a look at The Pear Garden school of acting. From there, Kaplan covers the Beijing Opera, its stage conventions, and its character types. He also covers the actor Mei Lu-Fang and his influence on Bertolt Brecht, The Red Pear Garden school of acting created during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and Chinese shadow puppets.