这部描写海盗生活的滑稽音乐剧是使后来在电影界大为有名、并获得奥斯卡奖的 Kevin Kline 成名的音乐剧。其实，这部音乐剧的历史，远比大多数人以为的1981年要早得多。 事实上，它最早出现在百老汇上是1879年。 但是1981年的重新制作无疑使这部剧获得重...更多>
advertisement Samuel: I can explain in two words: we propose to marry your daughters. [as the maidens are about to roll up their stockings to go wading] Frederic: Stop, ladies, pray! Maidens: A man! Mabel: Oh Frederic, can you not in the calm excellence of your wisdom reconcile it with your conscience to say something that will ease my father's sorrow? Frederic: What? Mabel: Can't you cheer him up? Pirate King: Do you mean that in order to save his contemptible life, he dared to impress upon our credulous simplicity? Sergeant: They come in force with stealthy stride. Our obvious course is now to hide! Fredric: You make it a point of never attacking a weaker party than yourselves, and when you attack a stronger one you invariably get thrashed! [Pirates approach him with great indignation] Pirate King: [Holding up finger] There's some truth in that. [as Major-General Stanley has just entered the scene, all except the Pirate King sing to the tune of "Pirate King"] Samuel: For he is a Major General! Daughters: He is, hurrah for the Major General! Major General Stanley: And it is, it is a GLORIOUS thing to be a Major General. All: IT IS! Hurrah for the Major General, hurrah for the Major General! The Pirate King: That's the same as the "Pirate King" tune! Major General Stanley: Now that I've introduced my self I should like to know what's going on here? Frederic: OH, HORROR! The Pirate King: What's the matter? Frederic: Ought I tell you? No, no I cannot! And yet as one of your band... The Pirate King: SPEAK OUT! I-CHARGE-YOU-BY-THAT-SENSE-OF-CONSCIENTIOUSNESS-TO-WHICH-WE-HAVE-NEVER-YET-APPEALED-IN-VAIN! [All are astonished at this feat, including the Pirate King himself] Pirate King: Yeah. Sergeant: We observe too great a stress / On the risks which on us press / And of reference a lack / To our chance of coming back! / Still, perhaps it would be wise/Not to carp or criticize / For it's very evident / These attentions are well meant... Pirate King: Don't swim, Fredric, take the dingy! Pirate King: Left, right, left, right. [shouts] Pirate King: Stop dinghy! [during an incredibly fast-paced song] Pirate King: This-particularly-rapid-unintelligible-patter-isn't-generally-heard-and-if-it-is-it-doesn't-matter! Major General Stanley: Frederic here! Oh joy oh rapture! Summon your men and effect their capture Mabel: Frederic save us! Frederic: Beautiful Mabel, I would if I could but I am not able. Mabel: Hold, monsters! Ere your pirate caravanserai Proceed, against our will, to wed us all, Just bear in mind that we are Wards in Chancery, And our father is a Major-General!