Hell, it’s the family

Hell, it’s the family
COC Don Giovanni--photo by Michael Cooper
Photo by Micheal Cooper. A scene from the dress reh for the COC-Aix-Madrid-Bolshoi Don Giovanni, to open at the COC this afternoon.

Though it would be easy to read the family as representative of capitalist success, and the outsider Don Giovanni as the criticism of its values, Tcherniakov is adamant that social criticism of this kind is the last thing on his mind. “I am of the opinion that even if overnight we all became equal and well-off in material goods, we would all remain equally unhappy.”

My article on Tcherniakov’s Don Giovanni for the GlobeArts here.

This made me remember Richard Rorty: both Marx and Freud should inform the Left, he kept reminding, never Marx solely.


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