小說Billy Elliot的問題

有誰知道這本英文小說的大綱嗎

至少要160個英文單字

如果可以的話

也給我中文的部分

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  • Su
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    Billy Elliot-舞動人生

    Billy is a boy living in County Durham. His father, Jackie, and older brother, Tony are striking miners during the UK miners' strike (1984–1985).

    Billy's father is an admirer of real life world boxing champion Ken Buchanan, and hopes that Billy would become a champion boxer. Billy, however, is more interested in music, a passion he inherited from his late mother.

    Billy is taken to the boxing gym by his father, but he finds out that he doesn't really like the sport, and has no real talent for it. Part of the boxing gym is used by a ballet class because their usual studio in the basement of the sports center is being used as a soup kitchen for the striking miners. He is drawn in by the dance instructor, and with her help, secretly starts taking ballet class.

    As a consequence of Billy's brother being arrested, he misses an important audition for the Royal Ballet School. His dance instructor goes to their house to tell his father about the missed opportunity. Billy's father and brother, fearing that Billy will be seen as a "poof", become outraged at the idea of him becoming a professional ballet dancer.

    Once having seen Billy dance however, his father understands that ballet is Billy's passion and he takes him to an audition in London himself. Billy is accepted and moves to London on his own at age 11 to attend the school.

    The movie concludes with a scene that takes place years later, where his father and brother see Billy dancing. The film ends as the older and more mature Billy takes the stage to perform the lead in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.

    2008-07-16 01:51:19 補充:

    這是電影劇本,後來因為電影紅了,才出書。

    1984年,英國達勒姆郡(Durham)一個叫Everington的地方有一個叫Billy Elliot的12歲男孩,父親Jackie是礦工,母親善鋼琴,不過已於兩年前去世。

    2008-07-16 01:51:40 補充:

    祖母年八十,善舞。每周六Billy都要去鎮中一個叫The Social的會所學習拳擊,因為父親是個拳擊迷,所以他很盼望孩子長大了能成為拳師,藉以改善貧困生活,可是Billy根本就不喜歡拳擊。The Social也有開辦舞蹈班的,一天Billy看到舞蹈班的上課情形,為之心醉,也在學她們的舞姿。結果舞蹈教師Mrs Wilkinson和她的女兒Debbie發現了,也邀請他參加舞蹈班。自此,Billy就瞞著爸爸,每周交50便士的學費上Mrs Wilkinson的舞蹈課。

    2008-07-16 01:51:54 補充:

    如果你了解英國的歷史或留意英國的新聞,或許會常常聽到「煤礦罷工」吧。那時候政府要關掉許多不賺錢的煤礦,可是工人又要生活。於是全國不少煤礦工人都在罷工,Billy的父親和兄長Tony也罷了四個月的工了。Billy也沒錢繼續上芭蕾舞課,一天Mrs Wilkinson突然到Billy的家家訪,說他miss了皇家芭蕾舞學院在紐卡斯爾的面試(audition)。父親當然很震怒,男孩子怎麼學跳舞!可是當他一次看到Billy所跳的舞,也決定帶他到倫敦皇家芭蕾舞學院面試去。

    2008-07-16 01:52:57 補充:

    Billy一家得變賣媽媽的遺物方能到倫敦。Billy到了皇家芭蕾舞學院,一同應考的都很有錢,聽不懂Billy說的英語,不過他最終還是考上了。

    最後他的父親、哥哥也支持他跳舞,他成為天鵝湖首席舞者,在舞台上獨當一面。

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