VOA常速[翻译]:俄知名历史音乐剧《真假公主》将全球上映 唯独没有俄罗斯

发表时间:2018-11-03内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicolas II, may have been Russian, but she’s been singing up a storm in Spanish, German and Korean, at least as a stage character is. And from then, the Broadway musical Anastasia will continue to be seen in spots around the globe.

From very early on, we discovered that our show had broad international appeal. If you stand in our lobby, you hear language, people speaking languages from all over the world. But not in Russian. Just yet the tour of Anastasia will be leaving out its historical homeland for now. It’s not politics or linguistics that are a hindrance, but the history of Anastasia and her family that has a deeper and more complex meaning for Russians.

The musical will have to be recorded for the Russian audience, and by that, I mean cultural codes that the Russian mentally is based on. We look at our history differently than Americans or Europeans. Even so, Dmitry Bogachev did want the musical to first play in Moscow. Bogachev is the only Russian producer among more than 700 members of the Broadway League producers. It turns out simplifying the plot and making it more family-friendly led to it becoming a hit first in New York. Families with small kids and teenagers come to see this musical. They are not as immersed in their context as the Russian audience. You need to explain more about the 1917 Revolution, the execution of the Romanov family. You don’t need to explain that to the Russian audience. In fact, they would see that as a banality.

And Anastasia isn’t just a success with audiences. It was nominated for Tony Awards in 2017 including for Best Actress and costume design. Beautiful musical, the stars are terrific, has the best projections I’ve even seen in a show. It convinces you you’re on the river, you’re in the forest, you’re in snow. It’s just gorgeous. Casting Anastasia in places around the world wasn’t as hard as you might think. Many of Anastasia singers grew up knowing who she was and what she represents.

Anastasia was my role model when I was growing up and she still is. Many young women find inspiration in her---a strong independent woman who does everything to pursue her goals and chooses her own path in life. The musical will be touring the U.S. until the end of November, and then come to Europe. When the Grand Duchess will come to Moscow is still unknown.

William Joeson, New York. I’m Anna Rice, VOA news.

阿纳斯塔西娅是沙皇尼古拉二世最小的女儿,她可能是俄罗斯人,但她的故事广为传唱,版本有西班牙语、德语、韩语,她的名字至少十分活跃于舞台。从那时起,百老汇音乐剧《真假公主》就一直在全球各地上演。

很早的时候,我们就发现这部剧在全球各地很受欢迎。站在大厅的时候,可以听到全世界各种各样的语言,唯独没有俄语。《真假公主》的巡演这一次将不会去往它历史上的故乡。阻碍的原因并非政治因素和语言因素,而是因为阿纳斯塔西娅和她的家庭对于俄罗斯人来说有更深、更复杂的含义。

这部剧应该录播给俄罗斯的观众,我的意思是毕竟俄罗斯人民在情感上与这部剧之间有文化语码。我们看待历史的角度与美国人和欧洲人不同。即便如此,德米特里确实希望这部剧能在莫斯科首映。德米特里是百老汇联盟700多名制片人中唯一一位俄罗斯制片人。情节简化了,更贴近家庭生活,让它在纽约一炮而红。很多有小孩子和青少年的家庭都来看这部音乐剧了。他们的代入感没有俄罗斯观众那么强,需要对1917年俄国革命、罗曼诺夫家族遭到处决的事情做多一些的解释才可以。但这些背景无需对俄罗斯观众解释。实际上,背景知识对于他们来说就是陈词滥调。

《真假公主》不只在观众之中获得了成功。2017年,这部剧还在托尼奖提名,比如最佳女主角和服装设计奖。这是一部很美的音乐剧,参演的明星都很棒,投影也是我见过的最佳。它让你相信自己就在一条河上、一座森林里、一片雪地里。这种感觉太棒了。在世界各地放映这部剧的难度并不大。这部剧的很多歌手从小就知道阿纳斯塔西娅是谁和她的表征意义是什么。

小的时候,阿纳斯塔西娅就是我的榜样,现在依然是。很多年轻女性在阿纳斯塔西娅身上找到了灵感——她是一名强大又独立的女性,极尽所能去追寻自己的目标,并选择自己的人生道路。这部剧将在美国巡演到11月底,然后去欧洲巡演。而何时能在莫斯科上映还是个未知数。

本文为威廉在纽约撰写,安娜发回的VOA新闻。

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