Study on the Construction of Banyan Theory of the Preface and Postscript of the Ming and Qing Dynasty' Opera
LI Zhi-yuan (Institute of Opera,China Art Academy,Beijing 100029,China)
One of the forms of the Ming and Qing Dynasty'0pera Theory,the Preface and Postscript of the Ming and Qing Dynasty opera constructs the opera Banyan theory,the center of which is the stage. Its main system lies in the theory to create the song for the stage,the theory of the actor's stage performance and the theory of stage scene management. By simple comparison with the opera theoretical writings of the Ming and Qing Dynasty,these three aspects illustrate the theoretical Banyan features constructed by the critical form of Preface and Postscript in Ming and Qing Dynasty opera.