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无瑕的名声Spotless reputation

2016-09-22    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

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英国女王伊丽莎白一世最不能容忍的就是叛国,因为这样会坏了她无瑕的名声。在莎士比亚的时代,一个人的名声,也就是别人对你性格和行为的看法和评 价,是非常重要的。作为一名作家,莎士比亚当时的名声太好了,以至于几个奸商竟然冒用莎士比亚的名字出版一些不知名作者的作品。如今,短语 spotless reputation 无瑕的名声又指什么呢?

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It was a spring morning in 1601. William Shakespeare is visiting Queen Elizabeth I of England. She's not very happy today...

Queen Elizabeth I
I will not allow my enemies to live. Tomorrow that ill-faced, murderous coward the Earl of Essex will die, and the people will know that I commanded it.

Will
Very good, your Majesty.

Queen Elizabeth I
Your players will perform Richard II for me tomorrow.

Will
A great honour, your Majesty.

Queen Elizabeth I
Even though they performed that same play for the filthy, crooked Earl of Essex while he was planning to kill me…

Will
Your Majesty…

Queen Elizabeth I
I really ought to punish you and your players for that, Shakespeare – I should cut off all your heads, or at least imprison you in the Tower…

Will
Your Majesty…

Queen Elizabeth I
Lucky for you that I am a merciful Queen – but I am not weak. I will not allow anyone to speak badly of my character or my actions. I am Queen of England and my reputation is everything. My enemies must fear and respect me and the people must love me. Gossips must be silenced and traitors must be punished. Do you not agree?

Will
Your Majesty is the wisest of queens. A good reputation is everything. Indeed, in my play, Richard II, Thomas Mowbray says: "My dear dear lord, The purest treasure…

Thomas Mowbray
My dear dear lord,
The purest treasure mortal times afford
Is spotless reputation

Queen Elizabeth I
Well said, Shakespeare – a spotless reputation is truly the most important and precious thing in any life. You may go.

Will
Your Majesty…

Narrator
We'll leave them there for now. In Shakespeare's day, your reputation – the things other people believed and said about your character and actions – was very important. In fact, William Shakespeare's own reputation as a writer was so good that during his lifetime, several dishonest publishers published other, lesser writers' work, pretending that it was Shakespeare's. These days, the phrase spotless reputation describes a person or organisation that has a good, clean character and behaves decently and honestly. Take news website Scottish Herald, discussing the 2015 Volkswagen emissions data falsification scandal. It said:

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Analysts have also asked whether the revelations will cause irreversible damage to Volkswagen's previously spotless reputation.

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Another athlete caught taking drugs? I'm surprised at this one though – she always had a spotless reputation.

Will
Robert, Thomas, give me some ale… we're doing Richard II, tomorrow. And it'd better be good, or it could be the Tower.

Robert Harley & Thomas Swann
Oh dear. Oh no. To the tower, or not to the tower: that is the question.



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