Movie: Up the Down Staircase [1967] Movie: Up the Down Staircase [1967]

[Lou Martin gives an oral book report]



Lou Martin:
My book is...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar] The book you read.



Lou Martin:
Yeah. The title is called "MacBeth," by Shakespeare.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] The title 'is.'



Lou Martin:
[Finishing her sentence] "... MacBeth."



Sylvia Barrett:
Isn't "MacBeth" required reading for last english term?



Lou Martin:
I ain't never read it before.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] I' ve never read it.



Lou Martin:
Me neither.


[Class laughter]



Lou Martin:
In this book, the author depix...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, again] "De-picts."



Lou Martin:
Depix how this guy, he wants to...



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar, and beginning to lose track] : Who.



Lou Martin:
Him.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Correcting his grammar ,again] He.



Lou Martin:
Yeah.



Sylvia Barrett:
[Giving up trying to correct him] All right, what is the theme of MacBeth?



Lou Martin:
Well, the author narrates this murder.


[Pretending to be strangled to death]



Lou Martin:
Uhh! Ugh! Ugh! Uhh! Uhh! Strangling! Uhh Ughh!...


[Class breaks out in laughter, and eventually Miss Barrett does too]

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