Documentaries in English


Herd Boy and Weaving Girl, the folk tale that inspired the operas, explained here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3RBdoDTZcM

 

http://english.cntv.cn/program/cultureexpress/20140228/104624.shtml

 

Pekling opera

The hasty wrap up to this handsome documentary. There is some CCTV filler at the end of the video, actually I sort of liked those extras as well. I’m the kind of person who enjoys previews when I go to the movies.

Here’s looking forward to Part 9! I’m willing to wait.

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Peking Opera

This episode is titled “Life on Tour”.

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Peking Opera

This episode is called “Women on Stage”.

Highlight for me was the segment on stilt walking.

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Peking Opera

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Enjoy!

 

Peking Opera Part 4

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This episode focuses on Mei Lanfang and Cheng Yanqiu.

 

Peking Opera documentary Part 3

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Warning! This episode a bit harder to take than previous episodes.

Peking Opera Part 2

In English!

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Peking Opera Part 1

Hello,

Géza alerted me this week to the fact that this impressive looking CCTV documentary had been translated into English.

The wonder and love shows in every scene. Needless to say, if you are new to Peking Opera, this is a splendid place to start.

The complete series is presented here:

http://english.cntv.cn/program/documentary/special/pekingopera/index.shtml

Or click here to download the video for Part 1 from our mirror

(45 minutes, 170 MB)

Enjoy!

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