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Kunqu Opera Film the Zidu: A Case Study of Cross-Media Communication Research of Kunqu

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DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2022.030404 | Downloads: 55 | Views: 561


Zhifei Chen 1


1 School of Cultural Creativity and Media, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China

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Zhifei Chen


"How to continue its life" or "how to rejuvenate itself" is a major issue facing traditional Chinese arts, and traditional opera is naturally no exception. Therefore, cross-media communication is extremely important for the long-term development of traditional opera. As a way of cross-media communication, film has been combined with opera to produce opera films, opening up a new dimension of communication. As an attempt to answer the above questions, the Kunqu opera film The Zidu achieves a perfect integration of Kunqu repertoire and film art. The film not only makes it possible for the Kunqu classical repertoire Gongsun Zidu to survive forever but also helps to spread and promote the art of Kunqu.


Kunqu, Cross-media Communication, Chinese Opera


Zhifei Chen, Kunqu Opera Film the Zidu: A Case Study of Cross-Media Communication Research of Kunqu. Art and Performance Letters (2022) Vol. 3: 15-20. DOI:


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