[Section 3] Alternative Realities
  • Manage No DI00001448
    Country Vietnam
    Author ICHCAP, KF ASEAN Culture House
    Published Year 2023
    Language English
    Copyright Copyright
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Description Tuong (Hat Boi), introduced in this section, is a traditional Vietnamese classical drama that causes Vietnamese people to consider their past and present lives. Tuong, a kind of mask drama that combines music and dance, features distinctive makeup and costumes. It dramatizes Vietnamese folk tales or fables, and can also be based on scripts created with historical, political, social, and cultural settings. It portrays figures from various walks of life including kings, queens, generals, maids, ladies, and students, and aesthetically depicts lessons on human deeds, such as sacrifice for the greater cause, and heroic characters.

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