Backstage at the Yifu Theatre

We raise the curtain on one of Shanghai's most famous stages

One of Shanghai's most famous stages, the Yifu Theatre, was built in 1925 and continues to hold around 350 performances every year. Readying actors for shows such as Wan Tan, which these actors are preparing for, takes 30 minutes (for men) to an hour (for women) including make-up, coif-setting and costumes.

Pictures: Yang Xiaozhe
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