VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):著名马戏团Facebook直播最后演出
日期:2017-05-16 17:19

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Famous American Circus to Broadcast Last Show on Facebook
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, a famous American circus, will broadcast its final performance on Facebook Live.
Earlier this year, Feld Entertainment, the company that owns the famous circus, said that the show would end in May.
The plan is to stream the last show on social media and on the circus's website. The final show will be May 21st, in New York.
Kristen Michelle Wilson, Ringling's first female ringmaster, will host the event.
The history of the circus in America
A circus is a traveling show that is often performed in a tent. These shows include trained animals, clowns and acrobats.
The circus has been a popular form of entertainment in the United States since the mid-1800s.
At that time, Phineas Taylor Barnum made a travelling show with animals and human oddities popular. The five Ringling brothers performed juggling acts and skits in the American state of Wisconsin.
Eventually, Barnum's group joined with the Ringling Brothers to form what has been called the first modern circus.
Reasons for the decline of the circus
The circus's decline had many reasons. They include changing public tastes, high operating costs, and public battles with animal rights groups.
Sam Gomez is the circus's vice president of digital and relationship marketing. He says that organizers of the final show believe many people will watch it on phones and tablet computers.
"It's basically a TV shoot and we're certainly thinking about lighting and sound," Gomez said. "We've had lots of conversations about tight shots so you can see the performer's skill and expressions and their artistry."
Gomez said Ringling would leave the video online for a short time, but not forever.
The live show allows people to "witness the end of an era." Gomez said, "We wanted to give families around the world one last chance to experience 'the greatest show on earth' together."
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词汇解析

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1.social media 社交媒体

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We have all witnessed the power of social media.
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2.public taste 公众喜好

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Fred Terry catered to the public taste for sentimental plays.
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3.operating cost 运营成本

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Online transactions lower our operating cost.
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4.one last chance 最后的机会

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In my desperation, I decided to give you one last chance.
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内容解析

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1.Gomez said Ringling would leave the video online for a short time, but not forever.

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for a short time 暂时的;一会儿

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It is extremely important to study for a short time every day.
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They only stay in China for a short time.
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2.The live show allows people to "witness the end of an era."

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the end of an era 一个时代的终结

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The end of an era presupposes the start of another.
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His death marked the end of an era.
他的逝世标志着一个时代的结束_vpL)pPCbDf;4SQMl@

参考译文

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著名马戏团在Facebook上直播最后演出
美国著名马戏团玲玲马戏团将在脸书(Facebook)上直播最后一次演出mJo*RbSu0T1ndk^tef5
今年年初,菲尔德娱乐公司表示,旗下的玲玲马戏团将于5月份永久谢幕6piq[f|-*fWV
最后一场演出将通过社交媒体和马戏团官网进行直播_[7bUip&YV2eWTVupRR。终场演出将于5月21日在纽约拉开帷幕xu@5ZMJ5ydLy6|lF
玲玲马戏团的首位女领班——克里斯汀·米歇尔·威尔逊(Kristen Michelle Wilson)将主持这场演出0=vLjV)y_RBMhS

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马戏团常以巡回演出的方式在帐篷里表演[!uz8SBN67=^Q&Vc。表演节目包括受训过的动物、小丑和杂技演员PT#syg;Dx%)|
自19世纪中期以来,马戏团一直是美国流行的娱乐方式;qka9abUuHloJ
当时,菲尼亚斯·泰勒·巴纳姆(Phineas Taylor Barnum)组织了一次由动物和特技演员组成的巡回演出,名声大噪&kyde=fmWA0。当时的玲玲五兄弟在美国威斯康星州表演杂耍和小品5;6j&!2X30qwrJ&HeJz
最终,巴纳姆与玲玲兄弟合并组成“史上首个现代马戏团”rsnltdBb_-[Epm
马戏团走向没落的原因众多ng43q^kQURNb|3F)。包括公众口味的改变,高昂的运营成本及动物保护组织的公开抗议等因素vS_(&mX+T]T
山姆·戈麦斯(Sam Gomez)是马戏团数字和关系营销的副总裁D-@;K&4sg.-JOIu#。他表示,活动主办方相信很多人会通过手机和平板电脑观看终场表演UDXZbT;WfG
“这相当于一场电视拍摄,我们当然会考虑灯光和音效,”戈麦斯说,“我们探讨过多次关于近景镜头的问题,保证大家能够欣赏到演员的特技和表情及艺术才能m!DH%Bzr=n^T。”
戈麦斯还表示,玲玲马戏团虽然离开在线视频,但只是暂时的XvZjFuXzL8*Xc#qbXS
戈麦斯指出,这次直播演出让人们“见证了一个时代的终结”Gw4kKkFO_,=&nUzd03%6。“我们希望为全世界的家庭提供最后的机会,让他们体验‘地球上最伟大的演出’”J[qbBhloMk4Y.]w7
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