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Siu Wang-Ngai

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208265

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.001.0001

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Using Special Skills

Using Special Skills

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(p.171) Chapter 6 Using Special Skills
Source:
Chinese Opera
Author(s):

Siu Wang-Ngai

Peter Lovrick

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.003.0006

This chapter discusses the use of special skills found in particular regional operas. It includes face-changing skills found in the Sichuan opera, techniques used by the clown and other skills.

Keywords:   Sichuan face changing, masks, clown roles, Chinese Opera, Fire Breathing, Opening the Eye of Wisdom, Balancing the Oil Lamp, Ladder Skills

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