National Geographic : 1940 Jul
©G.H. Metcalf No London or New York Theater Lovers Could Listen with More Rapture to the Stage's World ofMake-Believe Some Chinese plays are "continued stories" that run for weeks. To many foreigners they are mere shrill shouts, awkward posturing, and bad "music." To Chinese, they are fascinating, full of human nature, comedy, and tragedy. The author found all seats sold for ten days ahead at one Chinese theater inSingapore.