This comprehensive study of Chinese street opera in Singapore includes an overview of its history 1840s-1960s and discussion of its revival and changing roles in recent years. The patterns of professional troupes and of amateur groups often based on Confucian ideas are explored. Patronage, temple involvement, galas, recent revivals of interest, tourism and authenticity issues, English language involvement and official policy are all addressed in this ground-breaking volume. With bibliography, glossary and index.
Chinese Street Opera in Singapore
AuthorsTong Soon Lee
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press