Sunday, 29 August 2010

Dinner for One; or, The 90th Birthday

A Christmas Tradition in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany is to screen this short playlet from 1963. The same procedure every year.

While it helps to know a little German to understand the introduction, it's not necessary, you'll pick up the gist of it. And the play itself is in English.





The production itself is almost unknown in the UK.

2 comments:

Brenda Lana Smith R af D said...

First time I've ever seen or heard of it... so many thanks for sharing, Zoe…

It maybe 1963 exemplification, but by its growing annual popularity, it's very much probably how the British still come across to many folk in the northern parts of Europe…

Ciao…

Brenda…

Sophie said...

They tried to stop it one year in germany and had to back down due to public protest. Always sort of bracketed it with the japanese adoption of 'ode to joy' as a christmas theme.