COSTUMES AND STAGE PROPERTIES
Costume, generally referring to what an actor or actress wears on the stage, is technically termed in PekingOpera and local operettas xingtou or, more popularly, xiyi in Chinese. The Peking Opera costume can be traced back to the mid-14th century. It underwent changes gradually and continually, and has emerged as it is seen nowadays. In general, the Chinese Opera costume is characterized by the following features.
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