I don’t know if Kneehigh director Emma Rice has been reading Viola d’odio (or more particularly petemaskreplica’s tart comment to ‘the closest thing to a spurious comparison’), but it was gratifying to read her in today’s Guardian G2 Portrait of the Artist questionnaire
Is there an art form you don’t relate to?
Opera. It’s a dreadful sound – it just doesn’t sound anything like the human voice.
Yes, I know I know (and I’ll have more to say soon on misunderstanding opera, not least by people who should know better), but you know what she meant…