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Hand Puppets

China, 1963 (MIFF 1964)

Director: Yu Che-kuang, Chang Chao-chun

A tribute to the art of Yang Sheng of the Hand Puppet Theatre. His repertoire calls for the impersonation of a great variety of characters including wise scholars, dashing generals and forsaken damsels. Extracts are included from the classical "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" and the traditional operatic-style "A Rogue and a Beauty".

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