The Stagecraft of Peking Opera
From its Origins to the Present Day
By Pan Xiafeng. 5.25" x 9.25", 252 pages, paperback. This book covers origins of Peking Opera, origin and development of roles, basic skills for Peking Opera actors, conventional patterns of Peking Opera performances, Peking Opera music, facial painting, costumes and stage properties, actors and anecdotes of Peking Opera professional troupes, terminologies on Peking Opera as well as conventional practices.