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Tang Yuqing, 19, a college student in Beijing, says she watches ballet, dr
yabo2018体育龙凤419ama or musicals about five times a month. Each ticket costs her from 100 to 300 yuan. Her f
avorites include French musical Mozart-L’opera Rock and the play adapted from Eileen Chang’s novel The Golden Cangue.yabo2018体育龙凤419
“Watching live performances gives a more immersive experience than TV or the internet. Observing the details of ons
tage performances is fun. And it makes me feel relaxed by becoming part of the audience atmosphere,” she says, adding t
yabo2018体育龙凤419hat she thinks it’s a waste not to visit a theater when Beijing provides much more resources than her hometown.
Tang also says part of the reason for students like her who enjoy shows
is that they have more free time and are yet to shoulder the pressures of life.yabo2018体育龙凤419
Wu Di, 22, who studies anthropology in London, says she now watches musicals about twice a month. Each ticket costs ab
out 20 to 30 pounds ($24 to $36) on discount. At first she used to follow actors or scripts that she liked when sel
yabo2018体育龙凤419女神会所ecting plays. Now, her interest has grown and she has watched nearly 20 plays i
n the city, including Les Miserables, The Phantom Of the Opera and Notre-Dame de Paris.
“It’s kind of local life to watch live performances, when over 100 plays will be performeyabo2018体育龙凤419
d every night,” she says. “The songs are pleasing to hear. The stage is beautifully decorated. The stories convey somet
hing good about humanity. It’s also a social activity for me and my friends to watch and discuss together.”
yabo2018体育龙凤419女神会所She says she often gets information through advertisements on the subway and Sina Weibo.
According to the report, in 2017, males were about 39 percent of the audience. Its proportion grew 5 percentage points last year.yabo2018体育龙凤419
Song Yuran, 24, an animation designer in Beijing, spent two weeks in London last year to watch plays, with tickets costing ab
yabo2018体育龙凤419女神会所out 8,000 yuan. One of the plays, Hamilton, inspired him. “The body moves and eye contact between the actors
and the audience, as well as the emotions aroused at the theater, were unforgettable.”
He adds: “At another play, an actress was singing alone onstage. At th
e crux of that song, a beam of light came across her and hit the audience.”