Sunday, November 23, 2003

He bases his adaptation on the knowledge that our bodies instinctively crave order, that from infancy on we try to control the world's scale and proportions. That's why the dwarfs and giants of folk tales are powerful; likewise the fantasies of Jonathan Swift and Lewis Carroll. (Not to mention the centuries of false claims that because women were smaller than men, they must be inferior to them.)
(NYTimes | Theater Review | 'Mabou Mines Dollhouse': Fun-House Proportions Turn Dominance Upside Down)