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Archive for May 7, 2009

ハムレットの21世紀らーめんジレンマ Hamlet’s 21st Century Ramen Dilemma

Just in case you thought all I do every day is eat ramen. Oh no! I is cultured, me… 私はらーめん食いしん坊だけではないぞ~! わしは文学者だんべ~!

今日授業でわたしの生徒達がこの作品について議論しました。まあ、はじめて見る生徒ばっかりですけど、生徒はどっちの方が好きかな~? Today my students were discussing these two DVDs. We’ve only just started studying them, but I am interested to see which one they will prefer in the end, Kenneth Branagh’s from 1996, or Sir Lawrence Olivier’s from 1948. I think I’ve got a fair idea…

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet_(1996_film)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet_(1948_film)

所でこれはローレンス・オリヴィエの「ハムレット」のほぼ冒頭のシーンです。エルシノア城です。何か渋いだな~!By the way, this is near-as-dammit the opening scene of Olivier’s ‘Hamlet’. It is how he imagined Elsinore castle. Cool or wot?

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「ハムレット」と「らーめん」」? ん、考えてみると、そういえばこれら二つを結び付けると… どうなるでしょうか? こういう感じかな~?

Come to think of it, what would happen when you combine “Hamlet’ and ‘Ramen’? Something along these lines I guess.

Hamlet, in great inner turmoil, cries out: “To be in the left one or be in the right one? That is the question”

ハムレット「左いくべきか右いくべきか?それが問題だ。」

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http://www.daiichiasahi.com/

http://www.shinpuku.net/

FYI, these are the two great rival ramen shops at Takabashi near Kyoto Station. On the left is the original Dai-ichi Asahi. On the right is the original Shimpukusaikan. Which do you prefer? Hamlet would never be able to choose.

第一旭か行くべきか?それとも新福菜館か?

絶対ハムレットも決められないよね~!