Monday, September 26, 2016

72) Into the Woods (Steven Sondhiem)

This Musical is one of the most perfect works of art I've ever encountered. On the surface it is easily dismissed as a highschool staple, but to really examine the work it is the manifestation of Freudian desire and Jungian archetypes. Subtext, lust, betrayal, maternal relationships and the failures of the father. This is deeper than just the Fairy tale, Disneyification of tradgey and loss.