Noilly Prattle: China – Winter 2016 (The Old Actor)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

China – Winter 2016 (The Old Actor)

the old theater
    There is a wonderful old character in Li Jiang. He is enthroned, in royal robes and crowned with the most remarkable hat, sitting in front of an ancient theater. I later learned that he was an actor who used to perform in the now closed theater he sits in front of. The door is open, it is dark and gloomy inside and there is dogshit on the floor. The old man ekes out a living by posing for photographs with tourists—still treading the boards in a way. The street--perhaps the most legitimate of all stages.   

The Old Actor

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