Shot taken behind the stage of a tradisional theatre play during chinese ghost festival. The theatre is getting less popular and hardly find audience watching. This lady actor was taking a smoking break after her part was finished. Man at the background is the theatre musician.
That's a moment shakespeare poem comes to mind, " Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more..."
Dedicated both to the disappearing art and the committed artists.
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flydragon (0) 2004-08-23 4:03
nice shot i like the composition
and the color
maybe the woman should be more sharpen
kinginexile (2598) 2004-10-21 2:49
I do not think there are a lot of other pix on TE with so many colors, and that fits well the subject of chinese stage.
I regret the over-exposure outside, but the blue glare adds maybe some poetic licence, like outside modern bustling life threatening to engulf a way of life.
Thanks, Chai. i hope you are still to post pix on TE.