Date: Thu 22 May 2003 - 20:10:08 GMT
> On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 02:57 PM, Reed wrote:
> > The physical props do not
> > command or expect anything. Does a broom expect to sweep? Does it
> > get frustrated if it doesn't of confused if it is danced with
> > instead?
> Ah, but, yes, a broom on a stage is _absolutely_ expected to be used
> by the performer and seen by the observer. Don't confuse the simple
> physical fact of an artifact or object with its position in a cultural
And where does this expectation reside? In the minds of those who are familiar with the play and props, along with the rest of the memeplex.
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