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Marionette Theatre in Quanzhou (Hardback)

Robin Ruizendaal

Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2006
ISBN 10: 9004151044 / ISBN 13: 9789004151048
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Titre : Marionette Theatre in Quanzhou (Hardback)

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. From the 1990 s to 2003 the author followed four marionette theatre companies in the Quanzhou area. Based on this unique fieldwork the author describes both the theatrical and social context of the marionette theatre. He shows it as a complex entity in which elements of religion, ritual, language, history and social structure all come together. The study includes an analysis of the companies organization, libretti, music and puppets, as well as of the social and religous context of the performances and their ritual aspects. Its important insights into the functioning of a traditional form of theatre in the economically advanced region of southern Fujian provide a fascinating window on contemporary China. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004151048

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Synopsis : From the 1990's to 2003 the author followed four troupes of marionnettists in the Quanzhou area. Based on this unique fieldwork the author describes both the theatrical and social context of the marionette theatre. He shows it as a complex entity in which elements of religion, ritual, language, history and social structure all come together. With analysis of companies' the organization, libretti, music, puppets, as well as the social and religious context of the performances and their ritual aspects. These important insights into the functioning of a traditional form of theatre in the economically advanced region of southern Fujian provide a fascinating window on contemporary China.

A propos de l'auteur: Robin E. Ruizendaal, Ph.D. (1999) in Sinology, Leiden University, is director of the Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. He has published extensively on Asian puppet theatre.

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