Behind its elaborate costumes and make up its pantomime and acrobatics beijing opera is above all a world created in sound so much so that attending a performance in china is referred to as listening to theatre and performing itself is termed singing theatre rather than acting. Listening to theatre the aural dimension ofbeijing opera honolulu university of hawaii press 1991 342 pp 2500 copyright1994 by university of hawaii press few people ifany brought up in the western tradition have as detailed an experience and knowledge of the beijing opera as an art form as elizabeth wichmann. Get this from a library listening to theatre the aural dimension of beijing opera elizabeth wichmann. Read listening to theatre the aural dimension of beijing opera review china review international on deepdyve the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips. Beijing opera or jingju as it is known in chinese is the most widespread version of xiqu and author of the book listening to theatre the aural dimension of beijing opera as such there is at least one jingju company in every province of china and in most major cities so there are scores of jingju companies beijing opera companies
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