by Peter Crawley, July 26th, 2013
We’re always trying to make sense of what we see. The lens of the eye presents images upside down, and the brain gradually adjusts the picture. We’re good at figuring things out.
So why does so much of theatre seem to like it when we can’t? When Tom Stoppard was asked, shortly after the successful premiere of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, what his play was about, he went with the only certain answer: “It’s about to make me a lot of money.”