紅鸞喜

傳說紅鸞是瑤池金母座下的蕊宮仙女,因思凡被貶凡間,卻在人間發生了一段宿世姻緣,後來回到天上化為星宿,掌管人間婚姻。芳艷芬女士在1957年演出的《紅鸞喜》應是根據傳說改編的本子,也是粵劇的創演劇本。故事講述晉公子兄弟爭戀柳紅鸞,公子塵生得俊俏,紅鸞心中有意,因酒醉二人共赴巫山,珠胎暗結。後來相貌其醜的公子宏用手段令紅鸞險些錯嫁他,而公子塵則險些錯娶紅鸞之醜大姊柳紅蓮。最終公子宏反思己過,決意讓愛,紅鸞與太子塵結成美眷。後來紅鸞歸列仙班,頓悟塵世情緣皆是過眼雲煙,不如仙界永存美好,於是下凡送子,永別了人間的悲歡情愁。



Fairy Hongluan

Legend has it that Hongluan used to be a fairy attendant of the Queen Mother of the West. Hongluan is banished to the mortal realm because of her worldly desire to fall in love with a man. Later she returns to heaven and becomes the goddess of marriage.

 

Both the princes of Jinare in love with Liu Hongluan. She fancies Prince Chen, who is handsome, and conceives his child after a drunken rendezvous with him. Prince Hong, the ugly one, thinks of a deceitful plan that will land him Hongluan and leave her ugly sister to ChenHong feels guilty and gives up his wicked plan. Hongluan then marries Chen. Later, returning to heaven, the fairy maiden realizes the fact that all love in the world is transient and cannot compare to the eternal bliss of heaven. She descends back into the world, where she delivers her son and, with him, all her worldly emotions.