Chinese Opera

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HAINANESE OPERA IN THAILAND

Opera troupes from Hainanese descent play Chinese opera repertoire in Buddhist temples in Thailand.
Plays are a gift to God, the spirit and the audience. Rich worshippers pay for the performances.
Men traditionnally played female roles in China until 1949. Female performers have since taken the stage, also playing male characters.
The singers often appear in front of a narrow audience.
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