Monday, 18 February 2013

Mr K.

                         A Man of Purpose

Mr K put the following questions:

“Every morning my neighbour plays music on his gramophone. Why does he play music? I hear that it is because he does exercises. Why does he do exercises? Because he needs to be strong, I hear. Why does he need to be strong? Because he has to get the better of his enemies in the town, he says. Why must he get the better of his enemies? Because he wants to eat, I hear”

Having learnt that his neighbour played music in order to do exercises, did exercises in order to be strong, wanted to be strong in order to kill his enemies, killed his enemies in order to eat, he put the question; “Why does he eat?”


Taken from “Anecdotes of Mr Keuner”

Tales from the Calender, by Bertholt Brecht.
Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)


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