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China Old Postcard Chinese Players Opera Actress Actor Stage Costumes Erhu 支那之芝居Vintage Old Postcard. China, Chinese Opera Players. Stage Actor and Actress, Ethnic Life. Qing Dynasty Costumes. Musician. Erhu musical instrument. 支那之芝居.
Faults: Trimmed, 8.7cm x 13.8cm
Background: Beijing Opera (Jingju) 國劇，京劇 is one of China's most recent theatrical forms. It draws from a tradition extending back at least as far as the 12th century, when opera was performed in the huge public theaters of Hangzhou, then capital of the Southern Song dynasty (1179-1276). The most popular theatrical form at the time was the southern play (nanxi) in which the dialogue, written in rhymed verse, was either sung or spoken.
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