Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Had a call from a friend. He and I shared some times in Zurich many years ago. He reminded me of a visit by the Abbey Theatre to the Zurich yearly Arts Festival. We went to see one of O'Casey's plays the title of which I cannot recall.
At some point in the play, one character says, "Ah tomorrow they will hang him as high as Kilimanjaro", and the character he is in conversation with replies, "Where's Kilimanjaro?" The first guy doesn't know and says "Somewhere on the south coast of Switzerland". My friend and I got the "joke" and laughed, until we realised that, we, were the only people in the theatre laughing.
We are still wondering whether or not that line was inserted to test if the audience was awake, and what the level of understanding of English?
Posted by ainelivia at 5:58 AM