ピョンガン姫とまぬけなオンダル / Princess Pyung-gang and Stupid Ondal
韓国 / Korea
ブックテラーズ・キルト / Bookteller's Quilt
昔々、泣き虫のお姫様がいました。「いつまでも泣いているとまぬけのオンダルと結婚しなくてはいけないぞ」と言われて育ったお姫様は、大きくなって本当に「オンダルと結婚する！」と言い出しました。でも、まぬけなオンダルは本当は心やさしい青年。さてさてふたりの運命は？有名な昔ばなしをふたりの役者が演じます。使う道具は、かなづちや霧吹きといった、お家の中にあるものばかり。ウクレレやカホンを使った生演奏も楽しい舞台です。 / “Princess Pyeonggang and Stupid Ondal” is originally a Korean folktale that tells the love story between a great general - once was a fool - and a great princess - once was a whiner. Princess Pyeonggang, the daughter of the 25th King Pyeongwon in Goguryo, used to be a crybaby. In order for her to stop crying, the king kept telling her that she would get married with Ondal, who was widely known for his foolishness in the country. In a town adjacent to the castle, there lived Ondal scratching a living and taking care of his blind mother. People called him stupid or foolish because he always smiled even though anyone would do harm to him. Grown up, the princess insisted that she should get married with Ondal as promised with her father. The king was so furious about it, but he could not change her decision at all. She went out of the castle and found Ondal. She did her best to carefully nurture his talent, and trained him armed with intelligence and leadership. Recognizing Ondal’s excellence and outstanding competence, the king dubbed Ondal a general. With the King’s permission, Princess Pyeonggang and General Ondal finally came to get married. General Ondal kept his name as a great general though his leadership in a number of wars. One day, however, he got shot and dead. His body was put into the coffin, but no one could move it. As Princess Pyeonggang arrived to see the coffin, it started moving and back to his home, Goguryo.