Retrieving the Territory of Ch』u, comprised of 「Stories told by Xu Wang」, is set in the Spring and Autumn Period. The western neighbor of Chu is hostile and invades the Territory of Chu. 100,000 barbarian soldiers were dispatched to attack Chu's imperial court. Lord Zhuang of Chu summons the army to...Read more
Retrieving the Territory of Ch』u, comprised of 「Stories told by Xu Wang」, is set in the Spring and Autumn Period. The western neighbor of Chu is hostile and invades the Territory of Chu. 100,000 barbarian soldiers were dispatched to attack Chu's imperial court. Lord Zhuang of Chu summons the army to defend against the enemy, but General Yang Yiu-ji, a remarkable sharpshooter, is defeated, and Qu Liang, Lord Wan-hua and Lord Zhuang's uncle, dies on the battlefield. Lord Zhuang of Chu is forced to retreat to the seacoast. Meanwhile, Sun Shu-ao, Lord Wan-hua's son-in-law, makes up his mind to enlist in the army and serve his country. On the way he kills a snake with two heads, and news of the feat reaches Chen Ling-gong, a senior official of Chu. He reports the incident of how Sun Shu-ao killed a two-headed snake with his fists to Lord Zhuang of Chu, and is ordered to read aloud the decree to send for Sun Shu-ao. When Sun Shu-ao sees Lord Zhuang of Chu, he is named Commander in charge of the recovery of the Territory of Chu. He then kills barbarian generals, defeats the barbarian army, and recovers the lost land of Chu.
「Puppets are not living creatures, so the performer has to be fully attentive in acting to instill the puppets with a soul,」 says Xu Wang.
All speeches in all shows performed by Hsiao Hsi Yuan Puppet Theater are narrated by Director Xu Wang who manipulates the puppets at the same time. His wonderful ability to speak in a wide range of voices and capture the expressions of the many different characters is as remarkable as his acting skills on stage.
|Group||Hsiao Hsi Yuan Puppet Theater|
|Creative staff||Hsiao Hsi Yuan Puppet Theater|
|Subtitle||Mandarin Chinese /English|
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