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China's Red Operas (2)
红戏会

25 May 2011
 

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Beijing opera as a highly stylized performing art form has its unique appeals, which traditionally focuses more on the art it presents than the story it narrates. But that does not mean it is incapable of portraying contemporary life without being too sketchy in emotional depth or too inflated in audio and body languages. Jie Zhenguo (节振国), a Beijing Opera drama created and performed by Tangshan Beijing Opera Troupe (唐山京剧团) which was made into film in 1965, proves what this ancient art can achieve in reinventing itself for modern age while reserving the essence of the tradition. It doesn't have to be one way or other; it can do both.

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节振国选段:

中国的土地中国的粮,
容那帝国主义逞凶狂。
要翻身先把志气长,
怕狼总被狼咬伤。
这鬼世界哪有什么道理讲,
要活命大家武装起来斗一场。
咱矿工要为冀东人民作榜样,
那鬼子称霸的日子不久长。

Zhang Haitao (张海涛) as Anti-Japanese resistance hero Jie Zhenguo (节振国) .
Wang Changshan (
王长山) as underground CCP leader Hu Zhifa (胡志发)
Jin Mingsen (
金鸣森) as hero's pal Yang Xiaolin (杨小霖)
Geng Linqiu (
耿苓秋) as hero's wife Liu Yulan (刘玉兰)
Zhou Jieying (
周杰英) as old miner Feng Laoshun (冯老顺)
Director of the film: Yu Yanfu (
于彦夫)
Tangshan Beijing Opera Troup (
唐山市京剧团)

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