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The Three-role Tea-picking Opera
Hakka opera in Taiwan is generally referred to as the “tea-picking” opera. The three-role tea-picking opera, including one clown and two female characters, was an adoption by… More
2006-01-21 /Traditional theater
The Grand Hakka Opera
The term “tea-picking opera” only refers to Hakka theatrical performance. This is because most Hakka people live in hilly areas and many of them have work related to tea growing… More
2006-01-21 /Traditional theater
Pengtou
Pengtou literally means the beginning of a stage show. The performance before the real show commences is therefore called pengtou. It is an important feature of the three-role… More
2006-01-21 /Other theatrical arts
Cuobaxi (Side Show)
Street artists travel from town to town to perform and sell medicine and other commodities. Their way of making a living has a long history. Even today, at night markets they can… More
2006-01-21 /Other theatrical arts