mirror performance

When discussing gay theater, I am always reminded of Blanche DuBois’ proclamation: “I don’t want realism, I want magic!!” It is a sense of theater as a magical space mirroring life but large than life and the sense that theatre best mirrors the performance of gender and the awareness of performativity that have historically been part of the gay experience. These plays all take their audiences and readers to surprising places. There is no way in which we could refer to these plays as “straight” plays. Gay playwrights, even in their most serious moments, remind their audiences of the many readings of the word play, What does theatre mean if it is not joyous, camp, liberating, and magical? It is not somber, literal, or naturalistic.
—  John M. Clum, Staging Gay Lives.
The Phantom of the Opera inspired Russian Vocabulary!!
  • *Nouns* *существительное*
  • Mask: маска (f)
  • Soul: душа (f)
  • Music: музыка (f)
  • Darkness: мрак (m)
  • Night: ночь (f)
  • Rythm: ритм (m)
  • Phantom/Ghost: призрак (m)
  • Mirror: зеркало (n)
  • Performance: представление (n)
  • Chandelier: канделябр (m)
  • Angel: ангел (m)
  • Lair: логово (n)
  • Opera: опера (f)
  • Story: история (f)
  • Love: любовь (f)
  • Monster: монстр (m)
  • Deformity: искажение (n)
  • Fear: страх (m)
  • Vengeance: месть (m)
  • Compassion: сочувствие (n)
  • Death: смерть (f)
  • Kiss: поцелунок (m)
  • Choreography: хореография (f)
  • *Verbs* *глаголы*
  • Sing: Петь
  • To Dance: Танцевать
  • Remember: Вспомнить
  • Wish: Хотеть
  • To tutor: Учиться
  • Praise: Хвалить
  • Think: Думаеть
  • To love: Любить
  • Scare: Испугать
  • Kill: Убить
  • To kiss: поцеловать
  • To confess: Признавать
  • *Songs* *Музыка*
  • Music of the night: Музыка Ночи
  • Angel of Music: Музыки Ангел
  • All I Ask of You: Всё, о чём молью
  • Prima Donna: Примма Донна
  • The Phantom of the Opera: Призрак Оперы
  • The Mirror: Зеркало
  • Pass the Point of No Return: Мы Пересикли Черту
  • Think of Me: Думай обо Мне
  • Final lair: В Голове Призрака
  • ^^If there's anything wrong, please let me know!!^^