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Less is More: The Simplification of Characters in Chinese Traditional Opera

Version 1 : Received: 3 August 2021 / Approved: 4 August 2021 / Online: 4 August 2021 (09:23:11 CEST)

How to cite: Wu, J.; Sun, Y.; Lin, R. Less is More: The Simplification of Characters in Chinese Traditional Opera. Preprints 2021, 2021080103 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0103.v1). Wu, J.; Sun, Y.; Lin, R. Less is More: The Simplification of Characters in Chinese Traditional Opera. Preprints 2021, 2021080103 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0103.v1).

Abstract

A simplification of Chinese traditional painting approach was proposed to study whether or not “Less is More” is still truly a design trend. A total of 225 volunteers from a website participated in the study. Through a questionnaire survey and analysis, this study explored the feasibility of “simplified” in comedy. The results show that the proposed approach of “simplification” can be applied to the drama character creation, but the simplification scale needs to be flexibly adjusted according to different topics. For viewers, there is not much recognition and liking for the works that are simplified to the extreme and present symbolization. In future research, the proposed “simplified” approach is needed to adjust and improve for practical use. It also needs more analysis of the differences in cognition of different participants according to the cognitive and communication theories of artistic creation.

Keywords

less is more; opera characters; comic creation; simplification; cognitive ergonomics

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