Kunqu (Kūnqǔ 崑曲)

Colin MACKERRAS

Kunqu ?? is a highly classical form of Chinese opera, characterized by an elegant musical and performance style. Favored by the educated elite and the court, kunqu exerted a powerful influence on the history of Chinese theater. The last two centuries saw an overall decline in the performance of kungu, but it survives to this day, enjoying government and international support.

Kunqu, a regional operastyle, was the dramatic style of the educated….

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