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Fresh Old Theater
Pssst…wanna see a revolutionary opera? What do you mean, no such thing? Sure, they’ll be selling jumbo shrimp at the concession; it’s a comedic tragedy about current history.
Broken Voice, Broken Heart
Cheng Yanqiu (1904-1958) was born to play the dan, or feminine role in Beijing Opera. Willowy and graceful, he made it through puberty with nary a crack in his sweet soprano pipes.