Топик A Great Saga
We went to the theatre at 2.00 p.m. and left at 11.45 p.m. – fifteen minutes before midnight. A long time to sit in a theatre, and hard work for the actors too. A lot of them played two or even three roles. But the actors did not show their fatigue and the only signs of tiredness from the audience were the creaking of seats as they changed position to get comfortable after long hours of sitting still. And for eight and a half hours the theatre was filled with laughter, tears, cheering and booing.
The play was adapted from Charles Dickens’ novel “Nicholas Nickleby” and it was directed by Trevor Nun and John Caird. It was performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in London.
The theatre was packed and going to that play was like going to a huge party. The audience talked and laughed with each other with each other and with the actors during intervals. Then the actors rejoined the rest of the cast and continued to entertain us with this magnificent saga.
Well, my friends and I talked about the play until 3.00 a.m. The whole experience was triumph for a fine British writer and for British theatre at its best.
(from “Modern English”)
Список слов к топику A Great Saga
fatique – усталость
creaking – скрип
booing – освистывание
to adopt – принимать
to be packed – быть заполненным
huge – огромный
the rest of the cast – остальная часть труппы
magnificent – великолепный, пышный, первоклассный
triumph – триумф, победа, торжество, ликование
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