Books

Title:The Enchanting Red Boat
Sub Title:An Episode of the Cantonese Opera Culture
Publication Year:2016
Co-Publisher:Macao Museum
ISBN/ISSN:978-99937-0-282-5
Language:Chinese , English , Portuguese
Pages:160
Size:33.5x24.5
Package:Softcover
Price:MOP 180

Summary

Cantonese opera, as a type of traditional performing arts, embodies the essence of Chinese culture. Through its sonorous phraseology, superb acting, unique vocal styles and magnificent accompaniments, Cantonese opera reflects life and society; its plays cover a wide range of cultural aspects, from ethics and morality to history and customs. During the Sino-Japanese war, Cantonese opera became a significant art form to unite the people, evoke nationalistic mood and exude patriotic feelings.