You're right in demanding that the artist have a conscious relation to his work, but you are confusing two ideas: solving a problem and posing a problem correctly.

—Anton Chekhov, Letters to A.S. Suvorin

Choreography too will reassume tasks of a realistic nature. It is a mistake of recent time that it has nothing to do with the depiction of “people as they really are.” […] In any case a theater that bases everything on Gestus cannot do without choreography.

Bertolt Brecht, Little Organon

All lije Murphy, is figure and ground.

Samuel Beckett, Murphy


My title partially borrows from Susan Allene Manning's essay in TDR 30, 2 (T110): “Interestingly, this mode juxtaposes two extremes of scale, the monumental and the intimate”.

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