Chinese Shadow Theatre : History, Popular Religion, and Women Warriors.

By: Chen, Fan Pen LiPublisher: Montreal : MQUP, 2007Copyright date: ©2007Description: 1 online resource (366 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780773575998Subject(s): Chinese drama -- Translations into English.;Puppet plays, Chinese -- History.;Religion in literature -- China -- History.;Shadow shows -- China -- History.;Women in popular culture -- China -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chinese Shadow Theatre : History, Popular Religion, and Women WarriorsDDC classification: 791.50951 LOC classification: PN1979.S5Online resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Contents -- Dynasties -- Acknowledgments -- Illustrations -- PART ONE: THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF CHINESE SHADOW THEATRE -- 1 An Introduction to Shadow Theatre -- 2 History and Myths -- 3 The Role of Religion -- 4 Women Warriors in Shadow Plays -- PART TWO: THREE CHINESE SHADOW SCRIPTS -- "Three Opening Blessings" 三出 -- The Eighteen Levels of Hell 十八層地獄 -- The Yellow River Magic Formation .河 -- APPENDICES -- 1 Suzi 俗字: Non-Standard Orthography -- 2 Collections of Shadow Playscripts -- 3 Main Plays of the Various Chinese Shadow Traditions -- 4 Shadow Plays Featuring Women Warriors -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z.
Summary: Chinese Shadow Theatre includes several rare transcriptions of oral performances, including a didactic play on the Eighteen Levels of Hell, and Investiture of the Gods, a sacred saga, and translations of three rare, hand-copied shadow plays featuring religious themes and women warrior characters.
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Intro -- Contents -- Dynasties -- Acknowledgments -- Illustrations -- PART ONE: THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF CHINESE SHADOW THEATRE -- 1 An Introduction to Shadow Theatre -- 2 History and Myths -- 3 The Role of Religion -- 4 Women Warriors in Shadow Plays -- PART TWO: THREE CHINESE SHADOW SCRIPTS -- "Three Opening Blessings" 三出 -- The Eighteen Levels of Hell 十八層地獄 -- The Yellow River Magic Formation .河 -- APPENDICES -- 1 Suzi 俗字: Non-Standard Orthography -- 2 Collections of Shadow Playscripts -- 3 Main Plays of the Various Chinese Shadow Traditions -- 4 Shadow Plays Featuring Women Warriors -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z.

Chinese Shadow Theatre includes several rare transcriptions of oral performances, including a didactic play on the Eighteen Levels of Hell, and Investiture of the Gods, a sacred saga, and translations of three rare, hand-copied shadow plays featuring religious themes and women warrior characters.

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