唐伯虎點秋香

杭州名士唐伯虎於天竺廟初遇華府侍婢秋香,驚為天人,遂權充廟祝以求親近佳人。華夫人長媳彩蓮正是伯虎表姊,二人打賭伯虎能否以平民身份娶得秋香。華府等人回相府,伯虎緊追不捨,後更賣身入府為僕,改名華安。彩蓮為求贏得賭注,乃訛稱華安存心玩弄秋香。壽宴上華家公子得華安之助,險過文才測試。夫人憐才,決留華安教導二位公子。祝繡鳳向來傾慕伯虎,此時尋訪至相府,力斥伯虎風流成性。後她為伯虎真情所動,教他妙計贏取秋香。華安告訴夫人祝府以優厚條件僱他為僕,華府眾人為挽留華安,答應他與所選侍婢成婚。伯虎點秋香為妻,但她以為伯虎風流,不願下嫁。此時繡鳳等人回到華府,向秋香解釋伯虎對她情有獨鍾,最後二人盡釋前嫌,拜堂成親。



The Marriage of Tang Bohu/Tang Bohu Picks Qiu Xiang as Wife

Tang Bohu, a celebrated scholar in Hangzhou, encounters Qiu Xiang, a maidservant from the house of Prime Minister Hua, at a temple. Captivated by her beauty, he disguises himself as a temple caretaker to get nearer to the maiden. Cailian, the wife of Hua’s eldest son, is Bohu’s cousin. She makes a bet thatBohu would not be able to marry Xiang if he were a commoner.

 

Accepting the wager, Bohu, follows the people from the house of Hua and becomes a servant. In order to win the bet, Cailian makes a claim that Bohu’s real intention is just to dally with Xiang. At a birthday banquet, the two sons of the prime minister pass a literary test with Bohu’s help. Impressed by his talents, the prime minister’s wife decides to ask Bohu to stay and tutor her sons. Zhu Xiufeng, who has always adored Bohu, finds him at the prime minister’s house and blames him for being fickle. However, moved by his true love for XiangXiufeng tells Bohu an ingenious way he can win Xiang’s love.

 

Bohu tells the prime minister’s wife that the house of Zhu has offered to employ him on favorable terms. To retain his services, the Hua family allows Bohu to marry any maid he chooses. Bohu chooses Xiang, but she refuses on grounds that he is just a flirt. Xiufeng finally returns to the house of Hua and explains toXiang that Bohu loves her. Finally, with Xiang’s better understanding of Bohu, the two get married in the prime minister’s house.