May. 3rd, 2006

chickenfeet: (enigma)
My current work out audio book is a BBC Classic Serial dramatisation of Sholokhov's And Quiet Flows the Don which I read about thirty years ago during a major Russian phase. I can't actually remember a damn thing about it but it turns out to be mostly about wife beating, rape, incest and adultery. The really odd thing about the production though is that all the Cossacks have Welsh accents (but not a sheep in sight).[1] None of the non-Cossack characters have Welsh accents though there are a suspiciously large number of Irishmen for the lower Don Valley. It's all quite disturbing.



fn1: Come to think of it the absence of sheep is probably what accounts for all the rape, incest and adultery.

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