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Essay Galaxy - The Development Of Dance And Theatre In The East Asian Nations The Development Of Dance And Theatre In The East Asian Nations

Singing and dancing were performed at the Chinese court as early as the Chou dynasty (C.1111-255 BC). An anecdote describes a case of realistic acting in 402 BC, when the chief jester of the court impersonated mannerisms of a recently deceased prime minister so faithfully that the emperor was convinced the minister had been restored to life. Drama was not yet developed, but large-scale masques (a short allegorical performance with masked players) in which dancing maidens and young boys dressed as gods and as various animals were popular. Sword-swallowing, fire eating, juggling. acrobatics, ropewalking, tumbling, and similar stage tricks had come from the nomads of Central Asia by the 2nd century BC and were called the "hundred entertainments". Durin....

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