by Carl Dennis/칼 데니스
This is your invitation to the Ninth-Grade Play
At Jackson Park Middle School
8:00 P.M., November 17, 1947.
Macbeth, authored by Shakespeare
And directed by Mr. Grossman and Mrs. Silvio
With scenery from Miss Ferguson's art class.
1947년 11월 17일,
저녁 8시에 잭슨 파크 중학교에서
9학년(중3) 학생들이 공연하는
셰익스피어 작의 맥베드 연극에 당신을 초대합니다.
이 공연의 감독은 그로스만 선생님과 실비오 선생님이며,
무대 미술은 퍼거슨 선생님의 미술반 학생들이 맡았고요.
A lot of effort has gone into it.
Dozens of students have chosen to stay after school
Week after week with their teachers
Just to prepare for this one evening,
A gift to lift you a moment beyond the usual.
Even if you've moved away, you'll want to return.
Jackson Park, in case you've forgotten, stands
At the end of Jackson Street at the top of the hill.
Doubtless you recall that Macbeth is about ambition.
This is the play for you if you've been tempted
To claw your way to the top. If you haven't been,
It should make you feel grateful.
Just allow time to get lost before arriving.
So many roads are ready to take you forward
Into the empty world to come, misty with promises.
So few will lead you back to what you've missed.
Just get an early start.
Call in sick to the office this once.
Postpone your vacation a day or two.
Prepare to find the road neglected,
The street signs rusted, the school dark,
The doors locked, the windows broken.
This is where the challenge comes in.
Do you suppose our country would have been settled
If the pioneers had worried about being lonely?
Somewhere the students are speaking the lines
You can't remember. Somewhere, days before that,
This invitation went out, this one you're reading
On your knees in the attic, the contents of a trunk
Piled beside you. Forget about your passport.
You don't need to go to Paris just yet.
Europe will seem even more beautiful
Once you complete the journey you begin today.
한글번역: N. H. Kim©
(한글 번역은 잠시 후 내립니다.)
2023-24년 시즌에 무대에 올려질 오페라와 연극 공연을 예매하면서
곧 접할 공연에 대한 기분좋은 상상을 하면서
얼마 전에 읽은 시 한 편이 생각나서 공유해 봅니다.
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