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O is for Opera

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The most popular form of drama in China is Chinese Opera. Chinese Opera began during the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Beijing Opera uses spoken words, songs, and dance to tell a story. They use symbolic movements to tell stories of Chinese history and folk tales. The opera is very colorful with fancy scenery and detailed costumes. Traditional instruments are used for the music.

by Chris and Chelsea

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