Theatricality and Cultural Critique in Chinese Cinema

  title={Theatricality and Cultural Critique in Chinese Cinema},
  author={Luo Hui},
  journal={Asian Theatre Journal},
  pages={122 - 137}
  • Luo Hui
  • Published 4 March 2008
  • Art
  • Asian Theatre Journal
The various ways in which theatre and film interact generate diverse forms of theatricality in Chinese cinema: jingju films, narrative films containing traditional theatrical performances, and films incorporating modern performance types. The significance of theatre in Chinese cinema will be discussed with two questions in mind: (1) to what extent the aesthetics of traditional Chinese theatre cross over from stage to screen and (2) whether filmic representations of theatre generate a critical… 
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