Thursday, 7 February 2008

Enhancement

Many of us( I'm using us in the hypothetical sense of an imagined readership as opposed to a statement of personal schizophrenia) will be familiar with the line from La Boheme, "Your tiny hand is frozen" by Puccini. I feel this line would be improved by an intensification of emphasis by the subtle alteration to: "Your tiny hand is fucking frozen."

2 comments:

Neil Forsyth said...

I saw an Irish production a few years back in the Gaiety and the line was in fact altered thus. It worked very well, appealing as it did to the vernacular sensibilities of the Dublin crowd.

Andrew K said...

The Irish people are respected for the refinement of their vernacular sensibilities.