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'Teahouse': Steeped in History

"Teahouse" makes a fine first impression. After a brief rhymed prologue, chanted by an actor tapping on a Chinese percussion instrument, the curtain rises, and what it reveals delights the eye: the beehive bustle of a Beijing teahouse, circa 1898. Pimps and patricians gathering for oolong and...

By Peter Marks

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