鳳儀亭/連環計/呂布與貂蟬

漢末,太師董卓跋扈專權,其義子呂布則勇武天下。朝中文武敢怒不敢言,附庸者眾。司徒王允常思清君側、振朝綱。王允家有歌姬貂蟬心懷天下,對月祝禱天佑國寧。王允見之,把貂蟬收為義女,計定連環,欲以貂蟬美色使呂布、董卓反目。

 

呂布至王府赴宴,王允命貂蟬奉酒侍坐,呂布為美色所傾倒,王允遂許婚事。後王允復宴請董卓,使貂蟬殷勤獻藝,董卓亦入彀中。王允假意討好,把貂蟬獻予董卓。呂布得知責問王允反復,王允暗中挑撥,言為董卓所迫。呂布對貂蟬寤寐難忘,惱恨董卓奪愛。貂蟬乘董卓酒醉,與呂布相會於鳳儀亭,假意周旋。兩人行狀為董卓所見,董卓勃然大怒,擲戟追布。王允見時機已至,激呂布與董卓反目。遂與百官設伏誘殺董卓,董卓卒為呂布所刺。



Phoenix Pavilion/The Interlocked Stratagems/Lu Bu and Diao Chan

Toward the end of the Han Dynasty, senior minister Dong Zhuo usurps power and becomes autocratic while his adopted son, Lu Bu, gains a reputation for valor. Most officials, civil and military, keep their criticisms of the tyrant quiet and many become Dong’s cronies. Minister Wang Yun intends to depose Dongand restore order at court. Finding Diao Chan, a patriotic songstress, at his house one night, praying to the moon for national peace, Wang adopts her as his daughter. Her beauty is to be used to sow discord between Dong and Lu.

 

While at Wang’s house for a banquet, Diao Chan is instructed tooffer wine to and sit beside Lu. Overwhelmed by Diao Chan’s beauty, the guest proposes and Wang consents to the marriage. At another banquet, Wang presents the beauty as a gift to Dong Zhuo. Learning of what has transpired, Lu demands to know why Wang breaks his promise. To provoke LuWang says that it was at his father’s insistence. Unable to forget Diao Chan, the adopted son begrudges Dong for stealing his love. One day, when Dong is drunk, Diao Chan meets the adopted son at Phoenix Pavilion and pretends that she still loves him. Seeing the two together, Dong flies into a rage and throws a halberd at LuLu turns against his adopted father and kills him in an ambush.