Facial Makeup in Beijing Opera of China

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Facial Makeup in Beijing Opera of China


As quintessence of Chinese culture, Beijing Opera with a history of centuries possesses numberless characters. This book presents hundreds kinds of facial makeup used in Beijing Opera with clarification of their origins and evolutions, their relationship with the characters’ temperament, their composition and skills for painting them. They are arranged according to the time the characters belong to as shown in repertoire plays. Some kinds of facial makeup are painted after life. Rare but unique facial make forms are included in this book. The book aims at enlightening the reader on the profound meaning of Beijing Opera. The author of this book is a researcher on Beijing Opera and reputed artist.


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