Taking Tiger Mountain Character Analysis

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“Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy” is originally one of the eight model plays, which was allowed to be performed during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The story is based on the novel Lin Hai Xue Yuan by Qu Bo. The novel was written in honor of an incident that happened during the Chinese civil war in 1946. The play is about a communist reconnaissance team soldier named Yang Zirong, who pretends to be a gang member to infiltrate a local gang of bandits. He does so to help the main communist part destroy the gang of bandits.

During the Qing Dynasty period, which lasted from 1644 to 1911, the rulers enjoyed opera. Rulers, such as Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) were connoisseurs of Peking Opera. At the end of 18th century, operatic singing in China had become widely popular and developed several systems (Xu Chengbei). Some of the
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Furthermore, he has another subdivision called Wusheng, who are warriors or martial arts masters. The Laosheng character is often the principal roles, playing scholars or statesmen, and loyal and deserving of respect from others. Laosheng either wears a long court robe called mang, or he wears a formal robe called pi, which is a marron or olive green color and is decorated with roundels to show their dignity. They also wear a long three-part beard. The young man, Xiaosheng, is usually under thirty years of age and is not married. Instead they are young scholars, dandies, lover and brave generals, who often is wearing soft informal robes called Xuezi, which is made out of pastel silk with colored flower embroidery. Also, the character of Xiaosheng is beardless. The Wusheng character wears a form of battle dress, including armor, known as kao, with four flags, that appears in a range of different colors, and a large metallic helmet, that is decorated (Alexandra
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