Dec 7, 2009

China FDC on "Stage Art of Ma Lianliang"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Stage Art of Ma Lianliang (馬連良)

Date of Issue : 28 November 2009

2-1 : Summoning the East Wind
2-2 : Orphan of the Zhao Family

Ma Lianliang (1901 - 1966), a native of Beijing, of Hui ethnic group, was a renowned master of Peking Opera. At the age of eight, he entered Xi Lian Cheng Opera School. After graduation, he combined what he learned from the school with bold innovation, and based on stage practice, he gradually developed a unique artistic style of his own, which is now commonly known as the Ma School. The images he portrayed on stage featured distinctive personalities, and in addition to outstanding performance in singing, recitation and acting, the master impressed the audience with his accurate representation of scenarios and vivid depiction of dramatic figures, thus realizing a perfect fusion of play plots with artistic forms. His most representative plays, including "Summoning the East Wind", "Sweet Dew Temple", "Su Wu as a Shepherd" and "Orphan of the Zhao Family", enjoy great popularity among the audience.

Both the cover and stamps design are very nice. Its great to find out that the name "Ma Lianliang" on the stamp is in traditional chinese

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