Posted by Major Paul from 188.8.131.52 on October 09, 1998 at 02:50:36:
In Reply to: Lao Che posted by Troy on October 08, 1998 at 21:10:18:
: In IJ&TD teh character of Lao Che bears a striking resemblance to a Beijing Opera character. This character is a middle-aged man, usually a court official, that has a soft-spoken, calm voice and usually wears a white or black beard. The name is the most striking aspect. In the Beijing opera this characters name is Lao Sheng. I don't think I need to point out the obvious. Other descriptions of this character match quite well with our Temple gangster.
: Interesting. Best.
: That's interesting. Is this Lao Sheng a recurring character in Chinese operar or one that is specific to a certain opera? I'm planning to visit Beijing next Spring. Did you go there and witness this or are you an opera aficionado? I'm interested to hear you observations. -MP
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