Chinanews.com, Chongqing, April 5 (Reporter Zhong Yi) During the War of Resistance Against Japan, the first excellent realist drama that deeply exposed the criminal society in the Kuomintang ruled area-"Fog Chongqing" re-launched at the Chongqing Anti-Jiantang Theater on the evening of the 5th .
This is also the fifth version of the play that has been staged since its birth 80 years ago.
The five-act play "Fog Chongqing" was originally called "Whip" and is one of the masterpieces written in 1940 by the well-known Chinese playwright Song Zhi.
The play describes the tragedy of a group of college students who fled from Beijing to Chongqing, the capital of the Nationalist government during the war, struggling and sinking in the real environment.
Unlike simple and straightforward expressions of patriotic sentiment, "Fog Chongqing" does not directly preach the theme of the War of Resistance against Japan. Instead, it truly portrays people's helplessness and pursuit of a peaceful life during the war, which arouses the audience to think more.
On December 26, 1940, "Fog Chongqing", which was rehearsed by China Long Live Theater and directed by Ying Yunwei, was premiered in Chongqing Cathay Theater. The theater had to publish "Tickets must be sold at 10 o'clock in the morning. Immediately wait before six o'clock; if you have already seen it, please don't read it again.
The play is also performed in Chengdu, Guilin, Jiang'an, Hong Kong and other places, and the daily performance tickets are in short supply.
The picture shows the stills of the 2021 version of the drama "Fog Chongqing".
Photo by Huang Yang
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Chongqing Theater had reissued "Fog Chongqing" in different historical periods, namely 1962, 1979, and 1989.
According to reports, the 2021 version of the drama "Fog Chongqing" is directed by Zha Mingzhe, the first-level director of the National Theater of China, and starred by the national first-level actor and vice-president of Chongqing Theater.
"Anti-Japanese War drama is Chongqing's precious historical and cultural resources. It is the responsibility and responsibility of our generation of dramatists to excavate and inherit the great anti-Japanese drama spirit and to sing well." Introduction by Zhang Jian, Dean of Chongqing Theater, and previous editions In contrast, the 2021 version of "Fog Chongqing" fully respects the original work, with micro-innovations in lighting, stage art, music and other aspects, and also incorporates Bayu elements such as Qingyin, Chuanjiang chants, and money board, making the repertoire more in line with the times Aesthetics is more of Chongqing's regional characteristics, which narrows the distance between the audience and the drama.
It is worth mentioning that April 5th marks the 80th anniversary of the completion of the theater "Anti-Jiantang" during the Anti-Japanese War in Chongqing.
The drama "Fog Chongqing", as the first repertoire of "Glorious Anti-Japanese War Drama Rehearsal Project in Chongqing Anti-Japanese War", will be performed in the Anti-Japanese War Theater from May 1, 2021 to better carry forward and inherit the spirit of Anti-Japanese War drama , Inherit and spread the anti-Japanese drama culture.Keywords: