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四成英国人不喜欢莎士比亚的作品

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He may be the crowning jewel in Britain's cultural crown, with commemorative events to mark to the 400th anniversary of his death dominating museums, galleries, television and theatre for months.
 
莎士比亚也许是英国文化的瑰宝,连续好几个月博物馆、画廊、电视和剧院都被莎士比亚逝世400周年的纪念活动所占据。
 
But British people understand and like the works of William Shakespeare significantly less than those abroad, a survey has shown.
 
Four in ten Britons claim they do not think Shakespeare’s works are relevant to the modern day, simple enough to grasp or even enjoy, according to the study for the British Council.
 
The YouGov poll, commissioned to find the economic boost Shakespeare gives to Britain, found countries including India, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and China have significantly higher appreciation1 for the Bard2 than his British homeland.
 
The report questioned 18,000 respondents in 15 countries, with 78 percent of those polled having experience of Shakespeare plays in some form.
 
Overall, 76 percent said they liked his plays and sonnets3, 69 percent understood them and felt they were still relevant.
 
In the UK, however, just 59 percent said they liked Shakespeare’s work, with a significant 34 percent choosing to disagree. It placed 11th out of the 15 countries surveyed in terms of making positive judgment4 about Shakespeare.
 
Just 19 percent of those outside the UK, many of whom will be reading or watching plays in translation, chose to dislike it.
 
Respondents from Germany showed strong dislike for Shakespeare, with just 44 percent saying they like it and 42 percent thinking it had any relevance5.



  
1 appreciation     
n.评价;欣赏;感谢;领会,理解;价格上涨
参考例句:
  • I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to you all.我想对你们所有人表达我的感激和谢意。
  • I'll be sending them a donation in appreciation of their help.我将送给他们一笔捐款以感谢他们的帮助。


  • 2 bard     
    n.吟游诗人
    参考例句:
  • I'll use my bard song to help you concentrate!我会用我的吟游诗人歌曲帮你集中精神!
  • I find him,the wandering grey bard.我发现了正在徘徊的衰老游唱诗人。


  • 3 sonnets     
    n.十四行诗( sonnet的名词复数 )
    参考例句:
  • Keats' reputation as a great poet rests largely upon the odes and the later sonnets. 作为一个伟大的诗人,济慈的声誉大部分建立在他写的长诗和后期的十四行诗上。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He referred to the manuscript circulation of the sonnets. 他谈到了十四行诗手稿的流行情况。 来自辞典例句


  • 4 judgment     
    n.审判;判断力,识别力,看法,意见
    参考例句:
  • The chairman flatters himself on his judgment of people.主席自认为他审视人比别人高明。
  • He's a man of excellent judgment.他眼力过人。


  • 5 relevance     
    n.中肯,适当,关联,相关性
    参考例句:
  • Politicians' private lives have no relevance to their public roles.政治家的私生活与他们的公众角色不相关。
  • Her ideas have lost all relevance to the modern world.她的想法与现代社会完全脱节。



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