The Lure of Sadness: The Fever of Yueju and The Butterfly Lovers in the Early PRC

@article{Xu2016TheLO,
  title={The Lure of Sadness: The Fever of Yueju and The Butterfly Lovers in the Early PRC},
  author={Lanjun Xu},
  journal={Asian Theatre Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={33},
  pages={104 - 129}
}
  • Lanjun Xu
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Asian Theatre Journal
The first decade of the newly formed People’s Republic of China (PRC) has often been considered as the golden age of yueju, an all-female theatre. It originated in the countryside of Zhejiang Province and became a popular form of theatre in the metropolis of Shanghai from the 1930s to the 1960s. In particular, the 1950s and 1960s were the crucial decades that saw yueju develop from a form of local drama into a national one, second only to jingju (Peking opera) in nationwide scale, gradually… 
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