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哈利波特魔法重返舞台:续篇舞台剧登场(双语)

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  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Opens

  哈利波特魔法重返舞台

  (来源:芝士英语)

  J.K.Rowling‘s Harry Potter stage play opened in London’s West End this past May and ran through the summer。 Called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it tells the “untold part” of the boy wizard‘s story, including the story of the lives of his murdered parents。 Featuring some of our favourite characters from the Harry Potter books, this new work offers a unique insight into the heart and mind of the now legendary young wizard。

  J·K·罗琳的哈利波特舞台剧“哈利波特与被诅咒的孩子”今年五月在伦敦西区首演,演出将会持续整个夏天。它讲述了关于这个巫师男孩的其他未知故事,其中就包括他惨遭杀害的双亲的故事。除了《哈利波特》系列中最受欢迎的那些角色外,这部新剧还为观众展现了这位年轻的传奇巫师独特的内心世界。

  Rowling announced the stage play on June 25th, 2015 because, she said, it was “a very special day”—the 18th anniversary of when her debut book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher‘s Stone, was first published in the U.K。

  罗琳在2015年6月25日宣布了舞台剧的消息,她说,这是一个非常特殊的日子——这天正是她的第一本书《哈利波特与魔法石》在英国出版18周年的纪念日。

  But she was tight-lipped about the plot of the play, saying she did not want to say too much more, because she didn‘t want to spoil what she knew would be a real treat for fans。

  然而,关于舞台剧的情节,她却卖起了关子,她不愿透露太多因为她觉得不剧透才是送给粉丝的大礼。

  She added, “To answer one inevitable and reasonable question—why isn‘t Cursed Child a new novel? I am confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story。”

  她补充道:“有一个合情合理的问题,我是逃不掉的,有人问,为什么被诅咒的孩子没有写成书出版呢?我很自信的告诉你们,那些看过舞台剧的观众会认同这个做法,因为舞台剧是这个故事唯一适合的表现方式。”

  Although the new story was not written by Rowling, it was a collaboration between herself and writer Jack Thorne—who previously adapted Let The Right One In for the stage and won a BAFTA  for his work on Channel 4‘s This Is England 88—and John Tiffany, who directed the play。 It was produced by Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, and British singer Imogen Heap provided the music。

  虽然这个全新的故事并不是出自罗琳之手,但与她合作的作家杰克·索恩此前改编过《生人勿进》的舞台剧剧本,并凭借他在第四频道上播放的作品《英伦88》获得了一座BAFTA奖杯,即英国电影和电视艺术学院奖,舞台剧导演由约翰·迪夫尼担任,索尼娅·弗里德曼与科林·凯伦德出任制作人,英国歌手伊摩珍·赫普为其制作音乐。

  Even when the plot details were still hazy, there was little doubt Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would have a magical effect at the West End box office。 The author is making her screenwriting debut on Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne, due in cinemas this November。

  尽管舞台剧情节依然是雾里看花,但毫无疑问,这部剧将掀起票房狂潮,罗琳正在着手写她的编剧处女座《神奇动物在哪里》,这部哈利波特“副产品”将于11月上映,由埃迪·雷德梅尼主演。

  重点单词

  ①insight n.洞悉,见解

  ②legendary adj.传奇的

  ③inevitable adj.不可避免的

  ④previously adv.先前

  ⑤screenwriting n.电影剧本创作

  ⑥due adj.到期的

  阅读理解,选出正确答案

  1. The underlined word “debut” in Paragraph 2 means something that _______。

  A. was brand new

  B.caused heated discussion

  C.met the public for the first time

  D. caught the eye of readers

  2.Why did J.K。 Rowling choose to make the announcement on June 25, 2015?

  A. Because luck always comes to J.K。 Rowling on June 25。

  B. Because her first stage play was performed that day。

  C. Because her partner Jack Thorne was free on that day。

  D.Because it was the 18th anniversary of the publication of her first book。

  3. J.K.Rowling said nothing about the stage play previously because _______.

  A.she wanted to keep it a secret so that the audience would buy tickets to watch it

  B. she didn‘t want to ruin the treat for her fans

  C. she wanted to treat her fans well before the play was released

  D. she hoped to attract more people to her new book

  4.What can we infer from the passage?

  A.The tickets for the stage play are far more expensive than J.K。 Rowling‘s books。

  B. J.K. Rowling thought that the stage play could illustrate her work better than the novel。

  C.J.K. Rowling wanted to perform another form of her work so that her fans could have a totally different feeling and understanding of Harry Potter。

  D. The audience would like to see the stories and the scenes with their own eyes。

  答案: CDBB

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