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(続)ザ・オーディエンスはオススメです

 


ザ・オーディエンスは好評のようで「サラの鍵」のKristin Scott Thomasのバージョンが5月に上演されるようです。一方で、ヘレンミレンは来月からブロードウェイ上演を予定しています。

Kristin Scott Thomas to star as the Queen in return of The Audience
New version of Peter Morgan’s play to open in London as Helen Mirren, lauded for portrayal of Elizabeth II, stars in Broadway run
Frances Perraudin
Friday 31 October 2014 13.22 GMT

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the role of the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan’s West End hit The Audience next year.

The role was originally played by Helen Mirren at the Gielgud Theatre in 2013 and won her an Olivier award for best actress. Scott Thomas’s version will open at the Apollo theatre on 5 May 2015, while Mirren stars in the role on Broadway.

Kristin Scott Thomas is receiving enthusiastic reviews for her performance in the Sophocles tragedy Electra at the Old Vic. Her career across stage and screen has spanned three decades, with memorable roles in Richard Curtis’s Four Weddings and a Funeral and Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient.


ブロードウェイ上演ではMorgan is apparently contemplating adding Tony Blair, who didn’t feature in London, to the New York line-up.とTony Blairを付け足される可能性があるようです。

Oscar Winner Helen Mirren Will Star in Peter Morgan's The Audience on Broadway in 2015
NEWS By Imogen Lloyd Webber July 10, 2014 - 5:56PM

Her Majesty is coming to Broadway! As previously speculated, Oscar winner Helen Mirren, who reprised the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the acclaimed 2013 West End production of The Audience, will star in a New York mounting of Peter Morgan's new play. The Daily Mail reports that Mirren has confirmed that she will begin rehearsals in mid-January next year, with the show starting previews in February. The drama will officially open at a Shubert theater to be confirmed in March.

The Audience follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. For 50 years the Queen has sat with all of England’s Prime Ministers for private, weekly meetings at Buckingham Palace. The Audience breaks the silence on these highly secretive meetings. Morgan is apparently contemplating adding Tony Blair, who didn’t feature in London, to the New York line-up.


TOEIC的には以下のような劇場チケット情報の表現を押さえておきたいですね。劇の合間の休憩はintermissionなんですね。

The Audience Quick Facts
Running Time:
2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission

Price Range
$75.00 - $152.00 (Ticket prices include a $2.00 Facility Fee.)
See this week's prices

Audience :
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
February 17, 2015 March 8, 2015 June 28, 2015

Box Office Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Coat Room
Yes - no strollers or furs.




脚本を担当しているPeter Morganは映画「Queen」や「Frost/Nixon」でも知られています。どうりで面白かったわけです。

彼のインタビューがありました。先の記事でFor 50 years the Queen has sat with all of England’s Prime Ministers for private, weekly meetings at Buckingham Palace.とあるようにprivateのため公式記録は残っておらず、このやり取りは彼が取材を元に想像で描いたもののようです。

‘Rush’, ‘The Audience’ Author Peter Morgan On Truth In Storytelling: Conversations With Jeremy Gerard
by Jeremy Gerard

January 23, 2015 8:57am

JEREMY GERARD: Let’s talk about The Audience, in which real people — Helen Mirren’s Queen Elizabeth and the various Prime Ministers — had real conversations which you know absolutely nothing about.

PETER MORGAN: These meetings that the Queen has with her Prime Minister every week, everybody knows they happen and nobody knows what’s said. I thought, Great, and then you’ve got to piece it together — well, I know that this Prime Minister at this point in his term was feeling this and if I were to set The Audience at that point, it’s reasonable to assume he would be euphoric or defeated or crushed or paranoid. And then, Well, I know what she was doing in her life then and, Oh, that’s an interesting intersect. Stephen Daldry sort of weaved it together.

JEREMY GERARD: How does it feel to pry open the conscience of the Queen?
PETER MORGAN: Oh, God I have no idea! I don’t know if she’s anything like the version of her that I write. She’s so unknowable. I’m only guessing.


テレビドラマとしてThe Crownを準備しているとも語っています。

JEREMY GERARD: Will you adapt The Audience for film?
PETER MORGAN: No. But I’m creating a big television show, The Crown, which was inspired by it, for Netflix. We start shooting this year and I’ve written the first 10 episodes. It’s the story of the two houses, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace, and the intersection between the two through this weekly meeting. But in essence, it’s about that family of hers, starting in 1947 on the eve of her wedding. At the heart of it I suppose it’s a story of marriage. and how difficult it must be to be a young woman and how much of you is the Queen and how much of you is Elizabeth Windsor and to what degree do the two things blend and blur into one another?
JEREMY GERARD: There’s that fog you like so much. “A truth like fiction…”
PETER MORGAN: And that is so pertinent to the area that I find myself working in. I’m constantly having to check my conscience about what I’m writing and the responsibility of what I’m saying.


女王のPrivateな会見を題材したことについて、Telegraphのレビューでは昔だったら打ち首ものだとちゃかして始めていました。このレビューは5つ星と高い評価をしています。

The Audience, Gielgud Theatre, review
Helen Mirren gives a magnificent performance as the Queen in Peter Morgan's marvellous play The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre, says Charles Spencer.

By Charles Spencer6:00
AM GMT 06 Mar 2013

What a great if faintly guilty pleasure this play proves. In times past, the dramatist Peter Morgan would have been locked up in the tower for such impudent lese-majesty, and might have counted himself lucky to have kept his head on his shoulders.

But as he showed in his screenplay for The Queen about the crisis that engulfed the Royal Family following the death of Princess Diana, Morgan admires his monarch. And in this marvellous piece, with Helen Mirren once again giving a magnificent performance as the Queen, he penetrates at least some her mystery, with compassion, grace, affection and humour.


女王はどんな政権の首相も支持することになっていますが、そこは生身の人間。好き嫌いがどうしても出てしまいます。この劇を見れば、誰がお気に入りで、誰が嫌いだったのかわかるようになっています。(といっても、あくまで脚本家によるものですが。。。)
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