Translation: Le Mort de Romeo

  • May. 25th, 2009 at 1:26 AM
royalsongstress: (MISC. - Ta da!)
Another song from Roméo et Juliette. This is the song that Romeo sings before killing himself. Well, technically, Death kills him. Which is not quite the same thing, but close. It's sung by Damien Sargue, who is just the most lovesick fool you have ever seen. He's a perfect Romeo.

La Mort de Roméo Romeo's Death
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Song (from the DVD of the show. The woman in white in the start is Death and she's ripping up the letter that Friar Laurence tried to send to Romeo about Juliette, but that never arrived in time. She also kisses Romeo to death, for whatever reason. Maybe they were out of poison in French Mantua.)

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Translation: Comment Lui Dire

  • May. 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 PM
royalsongstress: (MISC. - Ta da!)
I thought I might use this journal for translations, amongst other things. I love French and I love to translate from French. If anyone has anything they'd like translated, I'm happy to oblige.

Romeo et Juliette is this wonderful, totally campy and somewhat cracktastic French musical that I love. It's a sort of rock opera with really eccentric costumes and make-up and a tendency to have characters explain themselves in a very long, repetative songs. It also has a character who is the personification of Death. It's awesome. It's based on the Shakespeare play, but it changes a lot of little elements to the plot. You can read a more detailed analysis by myself here.

L'anyhoodle, Benvolio is my favourite character from the play and the musical. In the original cast, he's played by Grégori Baquet, who is the cutest thing who ever cuted. In the musical, they have Benvolio tell Romeo that Juliette is dead, instead of Balthazar, which makes much more sense. This is the song he sings before he has to go and do that.

COMMENT LUI DIRE (How do I tell him?)
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Song (from the DVD for the show. The women in white vogueing around is Death, btw)
Music Video (musical actors are kind of like rockstars in France, they usually do music videos of all the popular songs)

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