【七夕】
【七點】
【十四行】

【今晚文化班應景教材:羅密與茱麗,開場莎籟的拙譯】

門當又互對的兩大門第
在美麗的薇娜納上演本劇情 
先人累積恨意而新人變本加厲
鄰里都是無禮的嗜血的市民 
之後有對登對的敵對之後 
相遇也相知但相剋卻相愛
他們被星辰詛咒難以廝守
用殉情來將雙親的怨恨深埋
一條注定愛得要死的感情路
兩邊家長無止盡的怨憎會
非要等孩子雙亡才宣告落幕
人生如戲咱用兩小時走一回
請您耐心聽若聽見缺陷
我們會盡力讓下場不再重演
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

2016.8.9蕭文乾