One good thing about Chinese opera troupes from China is that they have many trained young artistes to do minor or supporting roles like soldiers and maids, Some may have short speaking or singing parts.
They enhance the overall presentation of the show.
It is a joy to watch a line of 6 or 8 soldiers striding smartly out onto the stage with spears held up in their hands or a bevy of palace maids floating gracefully out in quick short steps.
Here are a few maids (except the first one). Note the expressions on their faces and their roving eyes.
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