Monday, April 12, 2010
The Other Dumas Apparently Just Sucked
One Thursday in 1847, a little known playwright, Adolphe Dumas put on his play L'Ecole des familles. The Monday before, Edouard Thierry asked Alexandre Dumas, "When are they going to play your L'Ecole des familles at the Theatre-Historique?"
"Thursday," said Alexandre Dumas.
"How long do you think it will run?"
"Thursday," repeated Alexandre Dumas.
"But I didn't ask you when, I asked how long it will run."
"Well yes!" replied Alexandre Dumas. "I told you- Thursday."