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脸谱故事:发愁的包公

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在中国戏曲 表演舞台 上,包公的脸谱化装 与众不同,因为他的黑脑门上画着一个非常显眼的白月牙。这是为什么呢?对此,有几种不同的说法。
There are several different versions about why there is a white crescent on his black forehead.

有一种说法是包公幼年的时候,曾给有钱人家放牛,放着放着困了,就在路边睡着了。突然有马匹经过,包公躲闪不及,被马蹄子踩在了脑门上,从而留下了伤痕
One saying goes that when Bao was young, he had ever herded the cattle for the rich. Once a time, he got sleepy and fell asleep by the roadside. It happened that there was a big horse passing through, and the horse stepped on Bao, leaving him a scar on his forehead .

另外一种说法是他的本事 特大——白天在阳间断案,夜晚在阴间断案,这月牙特别是指他能够“夜断阴”。
Another saying says that Bao had an extraordinary ability – He could settle a lawsuit in this world during the day, and settle a lawsuit in the underworld during the night, this crescent particularly meant that he was able to settle a lawsuit in the underworld during the night.

还有一种被引申了的说法,是说过去的世界由于坏人太多,白天也有黑夜的感觉,所以正直的人故意在白天点燃蜡烛,而包公却能从心中升起一弯明月,并且一直升到了脑门儿上并留下印痕,为的就是表现他对人间“像夜晚一样黑暗的白天”的唾弃 ……
And still there is another saying, which has been extended in its meaning. It says that in the world of the past, there were so many evil people that even in the day time, people still had strong feelings of darkness, so some honest people deliberately light a candle in the daytime, but Bao didn’t do so, he had a crescent in his mind, which had risen to the forehead and left prints, representing his curse of this world, “in which the day is as dark as night”...

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