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The West Chamber -Shaoxing Opera Film DVD

  • Yue Opera Western Chamber DVD
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Product: A Film of Yue (Shaoxing) Opera The West Chamber (Xi Xiang Ji)
Starring: Jin Baohua, Gao Pei, Zhang Yin, Tu Xiaofei
Produced by Hongkong Wenhua Film Corporation, 1959
Published by Jiangsu Culture Audio-Visual Publishing House, 2006
Media: 1 DVD
Language: Chinese
Subtitle: Chinese
ISBN: 7884092727
ISRC: CNE230600660
The West Chamber is one of the most famous Yue opera plays shot 1959.

Xi Xiang Ji, The West Chamber, The Romance of a Western Chamber, The Romance of the Western Bower

A young and gifted scholar Zhang Gong went to Pass Pu to visit his good friend Baima General Du Que. He met a beautiful lady Cui Yingying, nineteen-year-old daughter of former Prime Minister Cui, who were staying at the Pujiu Temple.  Zhang fell in love with Yingying at first sight. In the meantime, Sun Feihu led an army of bandits to besiege the temple and attempted to grab Yingying as a wife. At the critical moment, Madame Cui made a promise that her daughter would be married with whom it might defeat the bandits. Zhang Gong sent an urgent message to his friend General Du Que, and brought the troops to save the temple. However,  Madame Cui went back on her words soon after the crisis past. Zhang was down with lovesickness. Yingying felt very sorry. The two young people manage to meet secretly at the western chamber, with the help of Hongniang, Yingying's maid. Madame Cui heard their association and excruciated Hongniang. She can not but accept their relationship when Hongniang defends the couple by making a point of her promise in front of her. But she won't approve their marriage unless Zhang wins honor in the civil service examinations. The lovers sadly part  when Zhang leaves Yingying to attend the examinations in the capital.

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