10 masterpieces in traditional Peking Opera repertoire

By Li Wenrui | chinadaily.com.cn | 2017-11-09 09:26
10 masterpieces in traditional Peking Opera repertoire

Wild Boar Forest is staged in Beijing, Jan 21, 2012. [Photo/VCG]

9. Wild Boar Forest

Wild Boar Forest draws from Water Margin by Shi Nai'an, one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature. In the 1940s, performing artist Li Shaochun made quite a few adaptations of the original script and brought it to the stage in Shanghai.

Set in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the story tells how Lin Chong, trainer of 800,000 imperial guards, is framed and nearly assassinated during his exile. Lin is saved by his sworn brother Lu Zhishen, after which they go to Liangshan Marsh and join the insurgent force.

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