October 25, 2012 @ 1:39 pm
Sort of like a consulting detective, but not.
I can’t completely explain where all the castaway references came from, although likely it had something to do with the adventures of Louis de Rougemont, which is still playing downtown at Triad Stage, and which the boy and I are going to see as a matinee this Sunday.
There’s a theme running through the play about the tension between Louis’s fantastic adventures and the expertise of the academic poindexter scientists at the Royal Society. You’ll hear some of the opposite of that today, where the scientists are actually right, but they don’t have Louis’s gift for storytelling, and so the farmers refuse to listen to them. Also in Gerald Pottern's description of the North American Native Fish Society, which sounds like the opposite of deRougemont's description of the Royal Society.