Study on Guan Yu Opera and its folk customs

  • ? 哲豪

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Guan Gong Opera was an important drama theme in the Ming and Qing Dynasties It is characterized by the fusion of drama and folklore forming the characteristics of "drama in sacrifice and sacrifice in drama " This paper is divided into five parts with Guan Gong as the core The first chapter is the introduction which explains in detail the research motivation scope materials methods and literature The second chapter examines the image of Guan Gong in literature and faith in detail using historical materials scripts prints and folk customs to clarify what kind of image Guan Gong has The third chapter classifies the plot of the story taking the time and plot as the latitude and longitude in order to find the evolution of the Guan Gong story The fourth chapter examines the core meaning of Guan Gong opera which is divided into punishing the wicked subduing spirits and persuading others to do good And to discuss the social nature of Guan Gong Opera Chapter 5 discusses the folklore and ritual nature of Guan Gong Opera from the perspective of theater including theater actors and audiences Finally I will discuss the Guansuo play which is the legacy of Guan Gong play in order to obtain a more comprehensive perspective
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorYi-Yuan Chen (Supervisor)

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