Friday, December 31, 2010

Kaikkien aikojen suosikit 10

Aion listata kymmenen asiaa, joista olen aina jenkkilässä pitänyt. Kymmenennen sijan ottaa näytelmäkirjailija Tennessee Williams.

Oma suosikkini Williamsin teoksista on Lasinen eläintarha (1944). Alla katkelma (alkuperäiskielellä tietty) kohtauksesta, jossa Tom Wingfield, sisarensa Laura ja jäääätävä äitinsä Amanda nauttivat aamiaista. Ah!

 The number 1 of my All Time American Favourites is playwrite T. Williams. Follow the series!
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)
 Katkelma näytelmästä Lasinen eläintarha:
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LAURA: I'll bring in the blancmangé.

[Tom remains standing with his cigarette by the portières during the following.]

AMANDA [rising]: No, sister, no, sister - you be the lady this time and I'll be the darkey

LAURA: I'm already up.

AMANDA: Resume your seat, little sister, I want you to stay fresh and pretty for gentleman callers!

LAURA: I'm not expecting any gentleman callers.

AMANDA [crossing out to kitchenette. Airily]: Sometimes they come when they are least expected! Why, I remember one Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain -[Enters kitchenette.]

TOM: I know what's coming

LAURA: Yes. But let her tell it.

TOM: Again?

LAURA: She loves to tell it.

[AMANDA returns with bowl of dessert.]

AMANDA: One Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain, your mother received seventeen! gentlemen callers! Why, sometimes there weren't chairs enough to accommodate them all. We had to send the nigger over to bring in folding chairs from the parish house...

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