Skip to comments.China to show propaganda opera at Olympics (to help Tibetans to appreciate Beijing's rule)
Posted on 08/20/2008 9:02:14 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
China to show propaganda opera at Olympics
Bandian Rijiu, who plays the Tibetan king, and his bride Deng Mian, the Chinese princess, rehearse in Beijing
Jane Macartney in Beijing
This is a wedding. It's a festive occasion. Look happy, much happier. Do that scene again and this time let's really feel your joy. Move the audience ...
The famed Peking Opera director Gao Mukun barked out his orders to the chastened cast of a show timed as a finale for the Beijing Olympics.
The Tibetan performers hooted with delight and kept their smiles in place for the last scene of Princess Wencheng a joint Peking and Tibetan opera that will play in the Chinese capital for three days this week.
A decision to perform the tale of the marriage between a Chinese princess and a Tibetan king in the 7th century just when Beijing is playing host to visitors from around the world does not look like a coincidence.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...
Forging marriage alliance(or truce) is what China used when they are at a disadvantage.
A stage production, eh? Well, that should make everything all better.
>A decision to perform the tale of the marriage between a Chinese princess and a Tibetan king<
So this is like an arranged’ marriage of convenience, aka “shotgun marriage”?
So are they actually going to get a real Tibet to play the Tibet’s king this time?
Make that real Tibetan.
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