Cine nu a auzit de Broadway? Cui nu i-ar plăcea să meargă la un spectacol muzical, o piesă de teatru cântată care să amplifice de 10 ori ceea ce simțiți când auziți replicile pline de însemnătate? Fie că vedem un musical la teatru, fie că este film, nu avem cum să nu apreciem complexitatea, talentul și jocul actoricesc al celor care sunt prezenți in aceste musicaluri.
În mare parte, musicalurile au la bază cărți sau piese de teatru. Acestea sunt adaptate și transformate în spectacole de excepție. Actorii sunt aleși să interpreteze rolurile din musical dacă au o voce bună și dacă reușesc să transmită anumite trăiri și sentimente atunci când cântă. Un musical are rolul de a capta privitorul, de a-l transpune în interiorul spectacolului, dându-i impresia că este și el un personaj.
Chiar dacă nu sunteți iubitori de musicaluri, puteți să citiți cărțile care au dat naștere acestora, să vă îndrăgostiți de personaje și să vă lăsați purtați de imaginație, aterizând în mijlocul acțiunii. Eu vă recomand câteva astfel de cărți și vă spun din inimă că merită să vedeți un spectacol sau un film muzical.
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables “Do you hear the people sing
Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people
Who are climbing to the light.
For the wretched of the earth
There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end
And the sun will rise.”
2. Wicked“Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.” ― Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West “She dropped her shyness like a nightgown, and in the liquid glare of sunlight on old boards she held up her hands-as if, in the terror of the upcoming skirmish, she had at last understood that she was beautiful. In her own way.”
3.The Wizard of Oz“That proves you are unusual,’ returned the Scarecrow; ‘and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Land Of Oz “You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”
4.Rent“The heart may freeze, or it can burn. The pain will ease and I can learn. There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as, my last.”
― Jonathan Larson, Rent: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical “There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last.
There’s only us. There’s only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road. No other way. No day but today.
I can’t control my destiny. I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be.
There’s only now, there’s only here. Give into love, or live in fear. No other course, no other way.
NO DAY but TODAY”
5.Phantom of the opera“I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears… and she did not run away!…and she did not die!… She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer.”
― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera “Christine:
In sleep he sang to me,
In dreams he came.
That voice which calls to me,
And speaks my name
And do I dream again?
For now I find,
The Phantom of the Opera is here,
Inside my mind”
6.Cats“With Cats, some say, one rule is true:
Don’t speak till you are spoken to.
Myself, I do not hold with that —
I say, you should ad-dress a Cat.
But always keep in mind that he
I bow, and taking off my hat,
Ad-dress him in this form: O Cat!
But if he is the Cat next door,
Whom I have often met before
(He comes to see me in my flat)
I greet him with an oopsa Cat!
I think I’ve heard them call him James —
But we’ve not got so far as names.”
― T.S. Eliot, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
Why don’t we paint the town?
And all that JazzI’m gonna rouge my knees
And roll my stockings down
And all that jazz
Start the car
I know a whoopee spot
Where the gin is cold
But the piano’s hot”
8.Rebecca“If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.”
― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca “He belonged to a walled city of the fifteenth century, a city of narrow, cobbled streets, and thin spires, where the inhabitants wore pointed shoes and worsted hose. His face was arresting, sensitive, medieval in some strange inexplicable way, and I was reminded of a portrait seen in a gallery I had forgotten where, of a certain Gentleman Unknown. Could one but rob him of his English tweeds, and put him in black, with lace at his throat and wrists, he would stare down at us in our new world from a long distant past—a past where men walked cloaked at night, and stood in the shadow of old doorways, a past of narrow stairways and dim dungeons, a past of whispers in the dark, of shimmering rapier blades, of silent, exquisite courtesy.”
With songs they have sung for a thousand years.
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music.
My heart wants to sing every song it hears!
My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds that rise from the lake to the trees.
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies from a church on a breeze.
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls over stones on its way.
To sing through the night like a lark who is learning to pray!
I go to the hills when my heart is lonely.
I know I will hear what I’ve heard before.
And my heart will be blessed with the sound of music.
And I’ll sing once more.”
10. Mary Poppins“Anything Can Happen If You Let It. Anything Can Happen If You Just Imagine. If You Chase Your Dreams You Won’t Regret It.”— Mary Poppins “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and the job’s a game.” “A man has dreams of walking with giants To carve his niche in the edifice of time Before the mortar of his zeal Has a chance to congeal The cup is dashed from his lips The flame is snuffed a-borning He’s brought to wrack and ruin in his prime.”
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