Tag Archives: chinese opera

Great Quote No. 3

“This convention (cross dressing performers) can be traced back to ‘Come Drink with Me’, and it reflects a Peking Opera sensibility, wherein men played female roles and the audience was expected to accept their impersonation without question” David West, p … Continue reading

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My last OUTIC 2 blog: Analysis of Fight in White Lotus Temple in detail continued

This blog follows straight on from my previous blog: I am fascinated by the sense of theatricality inherent in many kung fu movies, and I find the fight scene in the White Lotus Temple in Once Upon A Time In … Continue reading

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Swordsman 2’s Invincible Asia and the tradition of cross dressing in kung fu movies

(My previous blog was about Brigitte Lin’s performance as Invincible Asia. This blog contains some thoughts about Swordsman 2’s transsexual villain Invincible Asia and the tradition of cross dressing in kung fu movies) In his review of Swordsman 2, critic … Continue reading

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Choreography in Once Upon A Time In China – Blog 3

Fight at the Chinese Opera venue (The last blog commented briefly on the choreography in the Lion Dance on the ship,  opening credit sequence, brawl in the street and restaurant, umbrella fight in the tea house. I ended the last … Continue reading

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