Shadow play is one of the oldest operas in China. It was rooted in ancient Chang'an over 2,000 years ago and prevailed in the Tang and Song Dynasty. It was a popular folk drama in ancient China and also the ancestor of films in the world.
At that time, it brought people pleasure as modern movies and TVs do. Actors sing with the music, and control shadow tools at the same time.
The contents of those plays are more about traditional historical dramas and fable stories. Shadow play is the treasure among the world's culture and art.