[TV] Hamilton's America

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Re: [TV] Hamilton's America

Post by Jun » 2019-09-23 6:08

不过从另一方面讲,连所有的founding father都变成黑人了,加个女人进去也许并不是不可能?
这让我想起来 ... 最近(这两年)舞台剧开始流行性别反转,例如 Glenda Jackson 主演李尔王,Sondheim 的名作 Company 出全女班制作,我听说到的开创这一波潮流的是前几年 Donmar Warehouse 排的 Julius Caesar,设定是女子监狱,主演 Harriet Walter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9eadXzsZZI

在选演员方面的创意,总是从英国传播到美国。(根据我听说的)至少从八十年代末开始英国舞台剧就有跨种族肤色选角色的做法,90年代初 Kenneth Branagh 实施到电影里,在 Much Ado About Nothing 里采用 Denzel Washington 演 Don Pedro,Keanu Reeves 演同父异母兄弟 Don John,引起美国观众的大惊小怪。八十年代末,Michael Kahn 开始在华盛顿的莎剧院当艺术总监,他学习英国做法在剧里搞 cross-ethnic casting.

到现在至少 theater audience 已经完全习惯了,虽然影视大众还没习惯。

舞台剧(包括话剧和音乐剧)的很大问题是经典剧目经常排演,而新剧目上得很慢,想要又忠实“原著”又卡司更多的混合种族/性别的演员,那就实在来不及。实际上莎剧一早就有改换背景的做法,放到幕府时代的日本,放到古代中国,都是把原著中的女儿换成儿子,并没有人眨下眼皮。Laurence Olivier 和 Anthony Hopkins 都曾涂黑脸演 Othello。
There was nothing to warn anyone about. The world went on, even as it fell apart, changed irrevocably, became something strange and different. --- "Acceptance" in The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer

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Re: [TV] Hamilton's America

Post by april » 2019-10-02 10:52

上周从图书馆借到Elysee推荐的"Hamilton The Revolution"那本大书,每天看一章两章。昨天看到一句话,觉得很有意思。LMM结交到两位音乐剧大佬,给他的建议之一是作词作曲要多样化。"Like a republic, a musical also thrives in diversity."(大意,手边没书,忘了原话)看的我很感慨。中国这几千年历史里面,能够容忍鼓励diversity的貌似只有春秋和唐了。。。
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Re: [TV] Hamilton's America

Post by april » 2019-10-04 22:49

"Hamilton the Revolution"缓慢的看到地二十三章,发现原来还有Cabinet Battle #3! and it is on slavery!
[Washington]
The issue on the table
A petition from a Quaker delegation in Philadelphia
Calling on Congress to end the African slave trade and abolish slavery, in all its forms
This petition was written and signed by Benjamin Franklin
It cannot go ignored.
If this comes to a vote in Congress
What is the White House's position?
Secretary Jefferson, you first
Tread lightly

[Jefferson]
Sir
The constitution clearly states
That the states have to wait
Until eighteen-oh-eight to debate
On whether to end the slave trade
And whether or not you want it, guys
That is the final compromise we made

[Hamilton]
Sir wait

[Jefferson]
But for a second let us say that we can legislate
Unanimous emancipation, freedom reigns, and yes, it's great
We cannot cure prejudice or righteous, desperate hate
So back to Africa or do they get a separate state?
In 1784, I tried to float banning slavery in the West
My notion didn't get a single vote
Slavery's a sin, it's growing like a cancer
But we can't address the question if we do not have an answer

[Hamilton]
Is it my turn? Good
Plantation states are packed with promise makers
Do you realize the precious time these legislators wasted?
Institutionalizing slavery only multiplies our troubles
Wait till the 1800's, and their population doubles
You all know
This is the stain on our soul and democracy
A land of the free? No, it's not, it's hypocrisy
To subjugate, dehumanize a race, call 'em property
And say that we are powerless to stop it, can you not foresee?
Sir, even you, you have hundreds of slaves
Whose descendants will curse our names when we're safe in our graves
How will the South find labor for its businesses?
How will Thomas Jefferson find his next mistresses?


[Jefferson]
How dare you

[Hamilton]
Yet still, people follow like lemmings
All your hemming and hawing, while you're hee-hawing with Sally Hemings

[Washington]
That's enough

[Hamilton]
Well you asked how I feel
I don't pretend to know the answer, but the question is real

[MADISON]
If I may, Mr. President?

[Washington]
Madison?

[MADISON]
Let's take this moment to establish a precedent
First of all, sir, we won't involve you in this
Imagine this debate with all of congress, it's ruinous
I'll reassure the South, 1808 is still the year
That was agreed upon
That buys us time and assuages fear
I'll tell the North that on January 1st
Of that year, we'll ban importation handling the worst
Once I get all this agreed upon, I'll pick up a pen
And introduce a motion never to discuss this again

[Hamilton]
Mr. President!

[Washington]
Hamilton, if we support emancipation
Every single slave owner will demand compensation

[MADISON]
And as for slandering Jefferson with talk of mistresses
Do you really wanna--

[Madison/Jefferson]
Do you really wanna have that conversation?

[Hamilton]
No

[Washington]
Madison, execute your plan to the letter
Let's hope the next generation thinks of something better

[MADISON]
Sir, we'll keep it off your desk

[WASHINGTON]
Good, do it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MadmQvJezDA
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Re: [TV] Hamilton's America

Post by Jun » 2020-02-03 18:15

Hamilton 原版百老汇的演出(但不是Public Theater的最原版,而是上了 Richard Rodgers Theater 之后的版本)的录影终于要播出了。我终于可以近距离看看 Daveed Diggs 的高速 rap 了。上映时间是 2021年10月15日,如果那时候世界还在正常运转。

https://nypost.com/2020/02/03/hamilton- ... g-in-2021/
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Re: [TV] Hamilton's America

Post by Knowing » 2020-02-04 2:00

期待!!!
Nevertheless, she persisted.

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