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

Unicorn Trapping Purse is staged in Beijing, April 8, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

5. Unicorn Trapping Purse

Unicorn Trapping Purse, written by Wen Ouhong in 1937, is the representative work of Peking Opera master Chen Yanqiu.

According to ancient Chinese tradition, families need to prepare a lot of jewelry to ensure a bride is well provided for and will have promising sons. In this story, the big treasure purse is called "unicorn trapping purse".

Xue Xianglin, the heroine, uses her treasure to do many good deeds. In the end, she and her family are also lifted out of crisis by an anonymous supporter.

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