They have traditional Shanghai Drama - Hu Opera. Hu Opera, rooted in the folklore of Huangpu River area, was formed in the late Qing Dynasty during which the First Opium War happened from 1840 to 1842. For the historical background, the Hu Opera is destined to reflect some aspects of real life. The performance of the early Hu Opera only needed two performers. One played musical instrument and the other told contemporary stories. With gradually development, Hu Opera became an established art form in 1930s. Hu Opera also adopted some elements of movies and dramas in lighting, expression and stage designs. It is an very useful way to know the life and history of Shanghai people through Hu Opera.

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