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Copy of Chinese Opera Masks

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Jo James

on 27 March 2013

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Chinese Opera Masks History of
Chinese Opera These are some traditional Chinese Opera Masks. Notice how the amount of detail and color are different They can be very decorative Red masks symbolize loyalty, courage, and faithfulness Purple symbolizes loyalty and uprightness The black mask symbolizes firmness and honesty Blue symbolizes stubbornness and valor Yellow symbolizes brutality Green symbolizes bravery amd brutality Orange symbolizes creativity, enthusiasm, and fascination Colors of the Chinese Opera Mask (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr http://www.sldinter.com/chinese-beijing-opera-and-masks.html Our Sources Chinese Opera draws from religious rituals,
in which masks are traditional During the Tang dynasty (618-907) Emporor Taizong established the first Chinese Opera school. He named the school Liyuan which means pear garden, and so the students were refered to as disaplins of the pear garden. During the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) it also became fashionable to be a Chinese opera preformer among society, partly because of their entertaining shows, but also because of the beautiful masks, and pretty clothes. As chinese Opera became more common, people watched it in tearooms, resturants, and even makeshift stages. http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/arts/chinese-opera.htm Chinese opera evolved from folk songs, dances, talking, and especially distinctive music. Gradually it combined music, art and literature into one performance on the stage The roles Sheng (Male role)
Dan (Female role)
Jing (Painted face male)
Chou (Clown role) masks are used in chinese opera.These
Chinese opera and Greece tragic-comedy and Indian Sanskrit Opera are the
three oldest dramatic art forms in the world http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/arts/chinese-opera.htm White symbolizes an old, white-haired hero, or a knight that is crafty, cruel, or headstrong The masks are worn the most near Chinese New Year. WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED OUR PRESENTATION! or sometimes just simple Note: "Chinese Opera" refers to all Chinese Opera, everywhere in China. China is big, however, and different places have different kinds of Chinese Opera. The kind of opera that is known for using these masks is Bejing Opera.
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