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'Lady Mu' production delves into details

By John Berger

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2014

~~<p>The yearlong celebration of Kennedy Theatre's 50th anniversary continues Thursday with the opening of an authentically staged production of traditional &quot;jingju,&quot; more commonly known as Beijing opera.</p>
<p>English-language dialogue is the only concession made for &quot;Lady Mu and the Yang Family Generals&quot; at the University of Hawaii at Manoa theater. The student actors spent more than six months studying traditional Chinese stage movement, combat, acrobatics and vocal techniques with major Chinese actors. Student musicians underwent similarly rigorous training with veteran jingju musicians. Costuming, makeup and set design are equally dazzling and authentic.</p>
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The yearlong celebration of Kennedy Theatre's 50th anniversary continues Thursday with the opening of an authentically staged production of traditional "jingju," more commonly known as Beijing opera.

English-language dialogue is the only concession made for "Lady Mu and the Yang Family Generals" at the University of Hawaii at Manoa theater. The student actors spent more than six months studying traditional Chinese stage movement, combat, acrobatics and vocal techniques with major Chinese actors. Student musicians underwent similarly rigorous training with veteran jingju musicians. Costuming, makeup and set design are equally dazzling and authentic. Login for more...



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