王安祈。〈創作與評獎：以「國家舞臺藝術精品工程」三部入選劇作為例〉。《民俗曲藝》164 (2009.6): 191-227。
Wang An-chi. “Creative Writing and Awards-Granting: Case Studies of the Three Plays Elected in the 'National Project of Excellent Stage Art.'” Journal of Chinese Ritual, Theatre and Folklore 164 (2009.6): 191-227.
The "National Project of Excellent Stage Art" was a grand cultural competition sponsored jointly by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Finance in 2002. The government endowed considerable fund to the project, making it a center of attention by the entire society. The notion of jingpin becomes the highest guideline of current aesthetics. This article examines three opera works selected to the project, The Heyday of Zhenguan, Herbalist Zhang, and Mr. Dong and Ms. Li. I compare and analyze various versions of the same play. In the light of this competition-entering phenomenon, I intend to offer my own observations in reading and watching Chinese traditional opera works in the last 10 years. With that perspective in mind, I will also discuss the phenomena of appointing stage plays directors and presenting extravagant production. Then I will remark observations on the aesthetic inclination of opera script composition in
. The main
point of discussion for The Heyday of
Zhenguan is placed on the "magnitude" of its playwright,
direction, and choreography. For Herbalist
Zhang I intend to explore the mutual adaptation between modern plays and China Peking opera, and to tell the difference between sarcasm
and absurdity. Through comparing the old and new versions of Mr. Dong and Ms. Li, I demonstrate the
issue of boundary between reality and imagination.
Also in Journal of Chinese Ritual, Theatre and Folklore:
王安祈。〈藝術•商業•政治•紀錄―論「戲曲電影」及其對黃梅調電影的影響〉。《民俗曲藝》190 (2015.12): 1-66。
Wang An-chi. "Art, Commerce, Politics, and Documentation: On the Xiqu Opera Movies and Its Influences on the Huangmeidiao Opera Movies." Journal of Chinese Ritual, Theatre and Folklore 190 (2015.12): 1-66.