Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Quote ... Unquote"

I was remined by Ben Brantley's New York Times review of the London revival of Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden of the following exchange that ends the second act.

There has been some discussion about a trial involving a woman found guilty of murder who may well be the current Governess of Laurel, the disturbed teen-aged granddaughter of Mrs. St.Maugham.

Laurel: Was she hung?

Mrs. St.Maugham: Hanged, my darling, when speaking of a lady.
Now that's the way to end a second act!

20 lulgio - Santa Marta


Elizabeth said...

Funny! (Because, of course, only men are hung....)

Parsifal said...

Hehehe...hilarious...have you ever watched Little Britain? The series? Reminded me of the 2 "ladies" that only do ladylike things....