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Crosstalk master Hou Baolin was born in 1917
相声大师侯宝林诞辰
    2007-11-29 10:37:16     CRIENGLISH.com

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.
每个人的作品,无论是文学、音乐、美术、建筑或是其他的什么,总能体现作者本身的一面。

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.
1917年11月29日,被誉为中国卓别林的侯宝林诞辰。他被认为是中国相声界的泰斗,相声是一种传统的语言艺术,其中包括搞笑的对话,挖苦和反讽。他写了大约三十部相声,最具代表性的有《婚姻与迷信》,《关公战秦琼》,《戏剧杂谈》,《醉酒》等。

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.
1924年11月29日,意大利作曲家普契尼逝世。他的著名作品包括《曼侬·莱斯科》,《波希米亚人》,《托斯卡》,《蝴蝶夫人》,《图兰朵》等。

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