183 Beijing Operas - Niu Miao - Number 17
Beijing Opera - "Flying-Fork Formation"
Niu Miao with a green broken-flower face played a character in the opera "Flying-Fork Formation," adapted from an episode in Popular Romance of the Eastern Han. One of Wang Mang's top generals, he created the powerful flying fork battle formation that was invincible for a time. Ultimately, it was crushed by Ma Yuan, supreme commander of the Eastern Han armies.
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