James Bodge wrote:
> The problem Miller describes IS very real and exists on several levels, e.g.
> 1. The Queen becomes the villain after being established as a victim
> 2. Sarastro becomes a benign, god like hero after being established as a
> kidnapping patriarchal monster.
Jim: Enjoyed your commentary on my friend Charles Schug's review of the
Miller Zauberflote at Santa Fe. Perhaps you could ecxplain why the two
items I have quoted are a "problem" - I always thought they simply
exemplified the ancient topos "things aren't always what they first
appear to be" - a concept one runs across constantly in art and
literature and certainly a favorite modern concept. Why should that be a
"problem" for a modern like Miller?
Regards, John Carr
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