Taiwanese Opera is originated in the beginning of the 20th century in Ilan, one of the most prosperous traditional Taiwanese folk opera, is also representative of traditional performing arts.It is based on classical Chinese poetry, classical Chinese language and Hokkien (Taiwanese accent, Zhangzhou cavity)-based drama.Most of the early performances content is to let the public contact with elegant vocabulary or filial piety and righteousness story. It is one of the major entertainment events of early agricultural society, but also the number of people on behalf of Taiwan culture.
After the change of the times it had once been suppressed, marginalized.In the modern,it performances content increasingly been rich, diverse, sophisticated, and now there were many more renowned domestic and foreign well-known troupe and important literary inheritors.In 2009, the Taiwanese opera was awarded as an important class of Taiwan’s traditional arts and cultural assets.
Today I want to introduce one of my favorite actresses,Yang Li-hua.Her performances, mostly disguised as a man. This is not only her performance characteristics, but also the characteristics of Taiwanese Opera.In 1961, in “Lu Wenlong,”(陸文龍) a drama popular in Taiwan. She also get the title as “Taiwanese opera first niche” in the name.
1. Have you ever seen the Taiwanese opera ?If you have,which drama do you like ?
2. Do you have favorite actor?
3. Have you ever seen the scene of Taiwanese opera performances?
4. Have you ever played Taiwanese opera background music instrument?