Rachel wrote:Wangst is just whining and angst, right? If you'd like an example, see my Tumblr.
*snort* Lovely Rachel
Absolutely! If any of these keyboard warriors knew the first thing about literary analysis, they'd know about reader response theory and would know that you can tell the author to go and shove it as far as their intention goes and it doesn't make it an invalid response.
Down with the tyranny of the pen! Power to the reading proletariat! Vive la revolution! Ahem....
It particularly rankles for me as a director because if authorial intent is what matters, why the heck do I exist as someone to create meaning on stage? Particularly when tackling the likes of Greek tragedy!