robinson exam 2

  1. What is the word for male in the Bejing Opera?
    male= SHENG

    • Sheng: It's a common name of male characters and composed of Lao Sheng and Xiao Sheng.
    • Lao Sheng refers to the middle-aged man with a beard who acts as the decency figure; for example, Zhugeliang in 'Empty City Scheme'.
    • Xiao Sheng means young man without a beard.
  2. What is the word for female in the Beging Opera?
    Female= Dan

    • Dan: The general name for female characters can be divided into Zhengdan, Huadan, Laodan, Wudan.
    • Zhengdan is also called 'Qingyi', who mainly plays the part of the strong-minded middle-aged woman who behaves elegantly.
    • Huadan refers to little girls who often live in the bottom of society.
    • Laodan refers to the senior woman and Wudan indicates the female who is good at fighting.
  3. What is the word for painted face role in the Bejing Opera?

    • Jing: Painted face often refers to male characters with unique appearance or personality, such as Baozheng and Caocao. Besides,
    • Chou is a comic role or villainous character or righteous person.
    • The actor's nose is painted by a piece of white powder, making him or her easily recognizable.
  4. What is Stage Properties (Qimo) in reference to Bejing Opera?
    • Qimo is a general designation for all kinds of stage properties and simple settings used in Beijing Opera performances.
    • It comes from the real life experience.
    • For example, an actor can practice the scene of galloping the horse simply by using a horsewhip without riding a real horse on stage.
    • A bridge is made up of two chairs standing on each side of a table. Storms are realized by performers dancing with umbrellas.
    • The imaginary performance skills largely bring to performers the freedom to express more life scenes.
     (melodic ensemble)
  6. What does WUCHANG mean?
     (percussion ensemble) 
  7. what is an (ERHU) 
    Image Upload 2 a bowed and plucked instr
  8. What is a HIQU?
    Image Upload 4 spiked fiddles
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robinson exam 2
robinson exam 2