Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Ακούτε Θέατρο; Δευτέρων Ρόλων συνέχεια (02)
Donald Pleasence (1919-1995)
Ο Donald Pleasence, ως Alfred Doolittle, περί της Ηθικής της Μεσαίας Τάξης.
George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion, Act II
PICKERING. Well, I know the feeling; but really it seems hardly
DOOLITTLE. Don't say that, Governor. Don't look at it that way.
What am I, Governors both? I ask you, what am I? I'm one of the
undeserving poor: that's what I am. Think of what that means to a
man. It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the
time. If there's anything going, and I put in for a bit of it,
it's always the same story: "You're undeserving; so you can't
have it." But my needs is as great as the most deserving widow's
that ever got money out of six different charities in one week
for the death of the same husband. I don't need less than a
deserving man: I need more. I don't eat less hearty than him; and
I drink a lot more. I want a bit of amusement, cause I'm a
thinking man. I want cheerfulness and a song and a band when I
feel low. Well, they charge me just the same for everything as
they charge the deserving. What is middle class morality? Just an
excuse for never giving me anything. Therefore, I ask you, as two
gentlemen, not to play that game on me. I'm playing straight with
you. I ain't pretending to be deserving. I'm undeserving; and I
mean to go on being undeserving. I like it; and that's the truth.
Will you take advantage of a man's nature to do him out of the
price of his own daughter what he's brought up and fed and
clothed by the sweat of his brow until she's growed big enough to
be interesting to you two gentlemen? Is five pounds unreasonable?
I put it to you; and I leave it to you.
HIGGINS. Pickering: if we were to take this man in hand for three months, he could choose between a seat in the Cabinet and a popular pulpit in Wales.
Ακούγονται και οι:
Michael Hordern, Συν/χης Pickering, Michael Redgrave, Καθηγητής Higgins. Στον ρόλο της Eliza Doolittle, η Lynn Redgrave.