In 1904, Gai Jiaotian, who became famous in one fell swoop, was selected by the Qing court as an”Inner Court Enshrinement” to act specifically for the Queen Mother, the emperor and the nobles. However, Gai Jiaotian refused to issue an edict. He refused the court on the ground of injury The command. The last emperor Puyi later sighed to Gai Jiaotian:I used to be an emperor, but it was difficult to see your play. Now that I am an ordinary citizen, I have the opportunity to watch your play.
The Last EmperorPu Yi
Ordinary citizen Puyi
Gai Jiaotian has set three unwritten rules for himself:not visiting guests, not singing , No curtain call. The Beiyang warlord Zhang Zuolin celebrated his 60th birthday. He wanted to ask Tian to sing the hall meeting, but was rejected and Zhang Zuolin furiously said:Guy Tell the gods not to praise, if he goes to Beijing and Northeast to perform, he must be killed
The group photo is quite famous in the history of the development of Liyuan in China (viewed horizontally). This is the gangster Du Yuesheng. To celebrate the completion of his Du family ancestral hall, he specially invited China to Famous actors from the opera world came to celebrate, including the four famous actors, they all came to join in. What’s interesting is that all the Peking opera actors are sitting in the front row, while the gangsters from Shanghai Beach are standing in the back row. They secretly control the opera world, but on the surface they respect the artists. However, there are two missing characters in this group photo, one is Yu Pai master Yu Shuyan, and the other is Wusheng Tai Dougai called Tian. They all dismissed the gangsters.
Yue Sheng and famous Chinese opera actors
After the founding of New China, Zhou Enlai, Chen Yi, He Long and other leaders are very concerned about Gai Jiaotian. In order to save the artistic heritage of Peking Opera, Premier Zhou ordered the Film Bureau of the Ministry of Culture to organize the force to produce a stage art film by Gai Jiaotian as early as possible.
Premier Zhou Enlai,He Long Talk with Gai Jiaotian in the Outer Building of Hangzhou BuildingA cordial conversation
In 1963, the 75-year-old Gai Jiaotian started”Wu Song“, this is Gai Jiaotian’s second Peking Opera movie in his art career and his first color Peking Opera movie. The successful shooting of the film”Wu Song” has left behind the precious materials of the opera stage art of Gaipai art.
“Wu Song” movie poster