Tuesday, May 11, 2010

CHINA - Legend of Yang Yuhuan

CHINA stamp

Consort Yang Yuhuan (楊玉環), often known as Yáng Guìfēi (with Guifei being the highest rank for imperial consorts at her time), known briefly by the Taoist nun name Taizhen (太真), was one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. She was the beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang for many years. During the Anshi Rebellion, as Emperor Xuanzong was fleeing from the capital Chang'an to Chengdu, she was killed because his guards blamed the rebellion on her powerful cousin Yang Guozhong and the rest of her family.


(Chinese language : ) is the general name for female roles in Chinese opera, often referring to leading roles. There are a few different kinds of dan in Chinese opera. If she is a decent girl, will be called "Zhengdan" or "Qingyi". Each different kind of dan has its own unique characteristics. The character on the stage is usually dressed in blue-green.

Mei Lanfang, the master of Pekin Opera, spent more than 50 years on the stage. He was good to play the role of woman.


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Legend of Yang Yuhuan


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