暑假必读的新概念美文: 丹尼尔.门多萨

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The gaoler looked on eagerly, anxious to see if his fellow actor had at last learnt his lines. The noble stared at the blank sheet of

paper for a few seconds. Then, squinting his eyes, he said: 'The light is dim. Read the letter to me.' And he promptly handed the

sheet of paper to the gaoler. Finding that he could not remember a word of the letter either, the gaoler replied: 'The light is

indeed dim, sire. I must get my glasses.' With this, he hurried off the stage. Much to the aristocrat's amusement, the gaoler

returned a few moments later with a pair of glasses and the usual copy of the letter which he proceeded to read to the prisoner.

●run v. (戏剧、电影等)

●lines n. (剧本中的)台词

●part n. 剧中的角色,台词

●falter v. 支吾,结巴说

●cast (cast, cast ) v. 选派……扮演角色

●role n. 角色

●aristocrat n. 贵族

●imprison v. 关押

●Bastille . 巴士底狱

●gaoler n. 监狱长,看守连演,连映

●colleague n. 同事

●curtain n. (舞台中的)幕布

●reveal v. 使显露

●cell n. 单人监房,监号

●blank adj. 空白的

●squint v. 眯着(眼)看,瞄

●dim adj. 昏暗

●sire n. (古用法)陛下

●proceed v. 继续进行

■run v. (戏剧、电影等)

The film is so successful that it runs for several weeks.

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