History of Chinese Drama and Theatre

The purpose of this course is to allow students to understand their own position in history from the study of the history of Chinese opera, and thereby utilize the wisdom of their predecessors in their own creative work, and to achieve academic aims through the training of history.
This course explores the following questions:
1. Concept of Chinese Drama.
2. History of Chinese Drama.
3. Grand (Dramatic) play and Small (Performative) play.
4. Origins of Chinese Drama.
5. Four famous small plays.
6. From small plays to grand plays.
7. Dramas in Southern China.
8. Dramas in Northern China.
9. Legendaries.
10. Folk dramas in Southern China.
11. Capital drama vs local drama.
12. Peking opera.