Three Questions of Modern Puppetry
The Butterfly in the Iron Window (Mandarin version) At the age of eight, young Radish Head (Song Zhenzhong) is imprisoned by the Kuomintang reactionary faction in Bai Gongguan prison in Gele Mountain, Chongqing, together with his father Song Qi Yun and mother Xu Lin Man. He yearns for a life of freedom outside the cold bars, but the only thing that can bring him comfort is a beautiful butterfly called "Little Flower". In order to protect "Little Flower", he bravely fights with the prison guard "Big Dog Bear". In order to become a qualified builder of the new China, he studied hard under the guidance of his mother who had been tortured. He learned that freedom cannot be exchanged for human dignity and ideals. He learned the truth that freedom cannot be exchanged for human dignity and faith. On the eve of the founding of New China, he was brutally murdered with his parents and the Communists in prison, and became the youngest revolutionary martyr in the Republic. His ideals and beliefs are as beautiful as a butterfly, forever flying under the blue sky ...... This play uses poetic and romantic techniques, combined with the unique art of string puppets, to give people a vivid and sublime aesthetic feeling. Song of the Loving Mother (Southern Min version) Zheng's mother is eight years old. Her husband died in a fire forty years ago to save the collective property and workers' lives. Her son, Zheng Fang, is now the deputy director of a provincial transportation department. Seeing that her son, whom she had raised with great pains, was "advanced in every season and won awards every year", Zheng's mother was full of joy and pride. Unexpectedly, on the day of his 80th birthday. But found that his son from "red" to "black", corrupt and degenerate. Zheng Fang was sent to jail and regretted. His daughter-in-law, Cai, regrets that her greed for money has harmed her husband and is in great pain. Zheng's mother learns from her pain and reflects on herself. In order to remind many young cadres not to repeat the mistakes of Zheng Fang, she will be their own story, compiled into a song "persuasive song", with her daughter-in-law sang around, admonishing people: "to be an official should be a good official, powerful more for the country, talented more for the people's benefit, party satisfaction, people satisfaction is a great blessing. "She took practical action to atone for her family. The play is sung in the unique "puppet tune" music of Quanzhou puppet theater and in the popular and vivid dialect of southern Fujian, shaping the image of a loving mother who understands righteousness, understanding, awareness and righteousness. It is very touching and thought-provoking. Going to the Banquet and Fighting Hatoyama (Peking Opera Version) This play is transplanted from the sixth scene of the modern Peking Opera "The Story of the Red Lantern". It shows the heroic story of Li Yuhe, an anti-Japanese hero and member of the Communist Party, who refuses to give up the list of underground members of the anti-Japanese organization in the face of the Japanese invaders' coercion and torture. It highlights the unyielding will of the Chinese people to resist the Japanese Fascist invasion and the noble spirit of the Communists. The play is performed in strict accordance with the singing, reciting, acting and playing of the original Peking Opera version, and strives to achieve every single step and every single move without any deviation. Accurately express the inner spirit of the original work. This is a perfect combination of ancient puppetry and Peking opera, with high performance difficulty and special aesthetic meaning.
Three Questions of Modern Puppetry