By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual variation of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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The Beggar’s Opera seems the major obvious influence on the work. The text is distinguished by social and political satire with a risqué and very funny scene where a prostitute, Moll Placket, has hidden her lover Topinlift under the bed while attempting to get rid of her paramour Raccoon. Names such as Rattletrap, Washball, McSnip, and Parchment suggest the farcical nature of the work. Popular tunes were incorporated, including “Yankee Doodle,” apparently the earliest use of this tune before the Revolution.

Disaster seems certain when Melissa’s maid, Kitty, arrives with the information that her mistress desires a ball and entertainment at Gayless’s that very evening. Gayless has no money for such extravagances, and the fun begins when Sharp concocts desperate excuses why Melissa shouldn’t be seen at his master’s lodgings. He suggests that the neighbors have been gossiping about Melissa’s visitations there. This seems to end the threat for the moment, although Kitty suspects that a lack of money lies at the heart of Gayless’s problems.

72 Godfrey included enough plots for three plays about the struggle for power among the three sons of Artabanus, king of Parthia. indd 23 8/29/07 7:07:51 AM British Drama and the Colonial American Stage And dauntless as a Lion fronts his foe. Yet is he sway’d by ev’ry tender passion, Forgiving mercy, gentleness and love; Which speak the Hero friend of human-kind. 73 A third brother, Gotarzes, supports Arsaces. Vardanes schemes with Queen Thermusa, who wants to ruin Arsaces for killing her son, Vonones, who was a traitor to the state.

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