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monty python-court charades sketch - English Class
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MONTY PYTHON
- COURT CHARADESA court hall. The jury is about to give the verdict.
JUDGE: Ladies and gentleman of the jury....have you reached
a verdict?
HEAD-JURY: We have, m’lud.
JUDGE: And how do you find the defendant?
The head-jury shows two fingers.
JUDGE: TWO WORDS??
La frase da indovinare risulta essere “NOT GUILTY”, e
cioè “non colpevole”.
Per comporre questa frase, vengono utilizzate tre parole
che, se lette assieme, portano a pronunciare “NOT
GUILTY”:
KNOT (nodo) + GILL (branchia) + TEA (tè).
Vengono dunque mimati i tre oggetti.
The head-jury shows one finger.
JUDGE: First word.
The head-jury starts miming a “knot”.
JUDGE: Rope? String?
ROPE = corda
STRING = filo
The head-jury points out the knot.
POINT = punto
MAN: Point!
SECRETARY: Belt!
BELT = cintura
JUDGE: Tie!
TIE = cravatta
MAN: Cravat! Silk square!
SECRETARY: KNOT!
The head-jury shows him his thumb up.
EVERYBODY: KNOT! KNOT!
Everybody claps their hands.
The head-jury shows two fingers.
JUDGE: Second word. Two syllables. First syllable.
The head-jury starts miming a swimming fish.
JUDGE: Bird?
BIRD = uccello
SECRETARY: Swimmer!
SWIMMER = nuotatore
JUDGE: Breast-stroke!
BREAST-STROKE = nuoto a rana
MAN: Brian Phelps!
Brian Phelps è un famoso tuffatore, ed
Esther Williams un’attrice e nuotatrice.
La citazione risulta essere ovviamente
comica.
JUDGE: No, no, no! He was a diver!
SECRETARY: Esther Williams, then!
JUDGE: No, no, no, don’t be silly: how can you find someone
“not Ester Williams”?
MAN: FISH!
FISH = pesce
The head-jury indicates his neck.
WHEEZE = respiro affannoso
MAN: Fish... wheeze? Fish wheeze!
JUDGE: Fish breathe!
FISH BREATHE THROAT = pesce
respirare gola
MAN: Fish breathe throat!
JUDGE: Fish breathe throat? GILL!!!
The head-jury shows him his thumb up.
EVERYBODY: GILL! GILL!
Everybody claps their hands.
JUDGE: KNOT GILL (not guil-)....
The head-jury shows the tip of his two fingers.
JUDGE: Second syllable.
The head-jury mimes someone who’s drinking tea.
DRINK = bere
MAN: Drink!
SIP = sorseggiare
SECRETARY: Sip. Imbibe!
IMBIBE = bere, assumere
The head-jury indicates what’s inside the imaginary cup.
JUDGE: Not guil.....CUP! KNOT – GILL - CUP!
Recorded laughter.
L’ultima parola dovrebbe essere “TEA”, ma il giudice si
sbaglia e dice “CUP” (tazza).
L’intento è volutamente comico, perché “GUILCUP”
non esiste.
JUDGE: (To the defendant) You’ve been found “not guil-cup”
of the charges brought against you and may leave this court a
free man.
The defendant goes out.
JUDGE: Right. My turn.
The judge shows four fingers.
MAN: Four words.
La frase da indovinare è adesso: “CALL THE NEXT
DEFENDANT” e cioè “chiamate il prossimo
imputato”. Per comporre questa frase, vengono
utilizzate le parole:
CALL (richiamo) + THE (il) + NEXT (prossimo) +
DEAF (sordo) + END (estremità) + ANT (formica).
The judge shows one finger and then mimes a “call”.
HEAD-JURY: Ah... first word “shout”!
SHOUT = grido/gridare
MAN: Bellow.
BELLOW = muggito/miggire
SECRETARY: Call!
CALL = richiamo/ chiamare
The judge shows him his thumb up.
EVERYBODY: CALL! CALL!
Everybody claps their hands.
The judge shows two fingers.
MAN: Second word...is very small.
HEAD-JURY: Ehm...A.
MAN: An?
SECRETARY: Up!
HEAD-JURY: THE!
The judge mimes a deaf man.
The judge shows him his thumb up.
Everybody claps their hands.
SECRETARY: Call the....
The judge shows three fingers.
SECRETARY: Third word.
The judge indicates his neck.
MAN: Gill??
OLD LADY: Fish!!!
SECRETARY: Adam’s apple!
MAN: Neck!!!!
SECRETARY: Sounds like neck!
WOMAN: Next!!!
HEAD FO JURY: CALL THE NEXT!
Everybody claps their hands.
The judge shows four fingers again.
SECRETARY: Fourth word. Three syllables.
HEAD-JURY: First syllable.
NECK = collo
HEAD-JURY: Ear.
EAR = orecchio
MAN: Hear. Can’t hear!
HEAR = sentire, udire
SECRETARY: Deaf!
The judge shows him his thumb up.
EVERYBODY: DEAF! DEAF!
Everybody claps their hands.
SECRETARY: CALL THE NEXT DEF....
Indicates his bottom.
MAN: Ehm...bottom?
BOTTOM = fondoschiena/sedere
The judge goes “No!”
SEAT = posto a sedere
SECRETARY: Seat! Trouser. Cheek.
TROUSER = pantaloni
HEAD-JURY: END! CALL THE NEXT DEFEND....
CHEEK = natica
The judge puts out a fake giant ant.
EVERYBODY: ANT!!!!!!
Everybody claps their hands.
SECRETARY: CALL THE NEXT DEFENDANT!
THE END.
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