Crosstalk master Hou Baolin was born in 1917
   2006-11-29 15:44:40

Thought for Today:

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Today's Highlight in History:

1917: Chinese Charlie Chaplin Hou Baolin was born on November 29. He is is regarded as the most important master of Xiangsheng (crosstalk), a traditional Chinese verbal art that involves comical dialogues peppered with sarcasm and irony. He wrote some 30 scripts, of which the most representative are Marriage and Superstition, Lord Guan Fights Qin Qiong, Opera and Dialect, The Drunkard etc.

1924: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died on November 29 at the age of 65. He is famous for Manon Lescaut(1893), La Boheme (1896),  Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), Turandot (1924) etc.


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