Tuesday, 12 August 2008

A Cunning Character




According to Beijing Opera, a character whose face is painted white usually carries the role of a cunning and deceitful person. This is also true for this Fujian Opera.


This person played the role of a nasty court official that was as sly as a fox. Together with the Empress, they both plotted and attempted to harm the leading man in this opera.

2 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

Gosh, I love Chinese Operas. I even found a theatre when I was visiting Beijing in '86 and bought one ticket by communicating with the theatre staff in writing in Kanji and speaking in English.

alicesg said...

Good shot of the opera actor. It is true regarding the painting on the face.

"Use your first smile, your first form of generosity, of love, of kindness—use it at home; start at home. And if there is something left over—if … your plate is just full of abundance of patience and goodness and smiles and joy, then by all means, you should go … and offer that to others. But we must begin at home." by Dr Robin Smith