China's Greatest Operatic Male Actor of Female Roles
Documenting the Life and Art of Mei Lanfang, 1894-1961eBook - 2010
This is the first English language book to systematically examine the life and art of Mei Lanfang (1894-1961). Mei, who specialized in female roles in classical Chinese theatre, especially jingju, is widely considered the greatest actor of twentieth-century China. This text includes analyses of his work from Chinese, Western, Russian, and intercultural perspectives.
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (v, 419 pages)
Alternative Title: Documenting the life and art of Mei Lanfang, 1894-1961