Researchers believe “chèo” originated around the 10th century. This is the time when King Lý Công Uẩn was carrying out renaissance reforms in Vietnam. The tenth century also witnessed the second rise of nationalism in the history of the country.
http://diacritics.org/2012/vietnamese-opera-in-the-united-states-nam-mo-a-di-da-ph%E1%BA%ADt-celebrated-on-american-stage A version of this article has been published in The Vien Dong Daily News 2012 Lunar New Year Edition. Online … More