Tianmiao LI, Asst. Prof. Kritsada Wongkhamchan, Asst. Prof. Pornpan Kaenampornpan


This study investigates the artistic value of Huaibang opera, the research method used is qualitative research. The author collected data and materials from the local people of Jiaozuo through documentary and interview analysis, dividing the interviewees into three parts: key information, casual information and general information. The key information came from the director of the Huaibang opera troupe, casual information came from the performing artists of Huaibang opera, general information came from the general information was obtained from media workers, local government officials and people. The research theory used in this paper is cultural ecology theory. Through the analysis of documentary materials, the paper attempts to explain the process of cultural adaptation of Huaibang opera to its environment under the influence of history and to theorise the artistic value of Huaibang opera. The findings of this paper are that Huaibang opera has three important artistic values: the artistic value of singing, performance props, and scripts of Huaibang opera. As Huaibang Opera is an important representative of Chinese local theatre, its unique art has promoted the development of local culture and society in Jiaozuo, and has long been a spiritual comfort for the locals in Jiaozuo, which is still loved by many people today.

Keyword : Huaibang Opera, Artistic Value

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