Re-makes/Re-models: The Red Detachment of Women between Stage and Screen

  title={Re-makes/Re-models: The Red Detachment of Women between Stage and Screen},
  author={Kristine Harris},
  journal={The Opera Quarterly},
  pages={316 - 342}
  • Kristine Harris
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • The Opera Quarterly
  • In February 1972, as Richard Nixon watched the revolutionary ballet The Red Detachment of Women (Hongse niangzi jun) alongside his host, Madame Mao, he famously declared his admiration for the “musical,” as he styled it, and requested the names of the writer, composer, and director. Good question, Mr. President. By this time, of course, Comrade Jiang Qing had so publicly insinuated herself into The Red Detachment of Women that hers was the name most linked to its production. But this time for… CONTINUE READING
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