It is that joyous rarity, a work of sophisticated artistic ambition and deep political purpose that affords nonstop pleasure.And I stared at it and thought, really? It must be pretty darned deep. So I was gratified when I came across these remarks by Stephen Sondheim:
Back in 1987, I got a lot of letters from people saying, 'Oh, I see, the giant is supposed to represent AIDS.' I said no, the giant represents a giant, that's all. James and I were not trying to make a subliminal point about anything, from AIDS to politics...An artist can be surprised to find
what a reviewer sees in his mind.