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Monday, December 13, 2010

Candide




昨天下午跟朋友去城里的Shakespeare Theatre Company看了一下Leonard Bernstein作的音乐剧Candide。

N年前读过伏尔泰的原著小说,但是记忆已经模糊了,音乐剧里的情节跟小说应该是差不多的,完全没有将原作愚蠢化娱乐化,保留了原著中主要的哲学辩论。但是,可惜,Bernstein的音乐和作词功力毕竟跟Stephen Sondheim不是一个级别的---又有谁是Sondheim级别的呢?

看完剧之后往外走时,我忍不住跟朋友感叹一声:The ending is so communist.

她噗哧一声笑出来: Oh? Do you think the play would be well received if it's shown in China?

我回答: Who knows. They don't practice communism in China.

伏尔泰原著就是一个披着喜剧+road movie外衣的哲学讨论。搞得我很想把伏尔泰的文章搜出来好好地读一读。可惜木有时间。

1 comment:

Barbara said...

问:哪里practice communism?
答:瑞典

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