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Operas originated from the ancient social dances,
experienced a lengthy evolution process and was not well established until the
Song and Yuan Dynasties.Operas also
evolved from comedies and story telling.
The songs and dances of ancient society often compensated
each other.It began as a ritual
ceremonies which evolved continuously by adding various contents, like
sacrificing to gods and ghosts, prayers to ancestors, celebrations of harvest,
and love between opposite sexes.The formality
of these plays soon evolved into stage shows with story contents.During early Han Dynasty, a type of play
known as Jiao Di Shi became popular.It
involvedtwo people wrestling each
other in a dramatized fashion.