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The education of a singer at the Beijing Opera [videorecording] / a production by Top Films and National Research Center, Paris ; written and directed by Marie-Claire Quiquemelle ; producer, Léone Jaffin.

Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1994.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
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Subjects:
Peijing jing ju tuan.
Operas, Chinese.
Singers -- China.
Music -- China -- Beijing.
Local subjects:
Ethnic music recordings -- China -- Peking. (search)
Ethnic music recordings, Chinese. (search)
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
This story follows singer Wang Runqing during his seven years of rigorous training at the Beijing National Opera Company, in rehearsal, performance, and class. The film conveys the perennial popularity of Peking opera, with its mix of song, poetry, martial arts and costume. Banned during the Cultural Revolution, this popular art form is once again a favorite among amateurs and professionals alike.
Credits:
Photography, Andras David.
Notes:
Documentary.
Narrated in English. Spoken and sung portions in Chinese, with some voice-over English translation.
"FFH 4346".
Contributor:
Quiquemelle, Marie-Claire. , Screenwriter, Director
Jaffin, Léone. , Producer
Wang, Runqing. , Performer
Top Films. , Producer
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France). , Producer
Films for the Humanities (Firm). , Distributor
OCLC:
63060656
Publisher Number:
FFH 4346 Films for the Humanities and Sciences