Value of the information about Tan-huang in Shen News on January 7, 18 of Republic of China
Key words: Shen News, Tan-huang, research
Abstract: Before 18 of Republic of China(1929), Tan-huang from Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai was performed actively in Shanghai`s public places and private houses. Tan-huang started the performance style of actors and actress on the stage simultaneously and made the opera of fashionable dress to be the main shape of Tan-huang. During 18 of Republic of China, Su-tan had the biggest influence in the form of singing seatedly, meanwhile, the opera of fashionable dress was performed mainly in the form of Shen-tan. There were fours reasons to explain why Shen-tan could be performed in this modernistic form: first, it was influenced by movie and drama, second, it had profound social foundation, third, it had broke through the pattern of which the troupe was formed by family members, fourth, it was invested by theater owners which helped to solve its finance problem.