Because I am
excruciatingly fair-minded extremely thorough one of those people who really hates that niggling feeling of possibly having made an obvious mistake, it occurred to me that in complaining, at length, of the lack of a track/source material listing for The Enchanted Island, I might have missed the obvious. The DVD has extras. Perhaps the list is among the extras?
Alas, no. Deborah Voigt interviews DiDonato and Pisaroni (who, it emerges, had to shave his head to accommodate the wig and makeup; DiDonato, for her part, sees the role of Sycorax as analogous to the way some women in their 40s and 50s have a “shit, I’ve killed myself for my children/partner/job all these years and now I’m feeling like I’m not sure who I am or what I want anymore” moment and decide to make changes in their lives. Fair enough, I guess. Though normally the procedure in that case is not to regrow all your feathers and renegotiate your possession of a small island . . . actually, now that I think about it, she might have a point, there) and there is another clip involving Danielle De Niese that I didn’t watch, and I think if you want to hear the director talk about the concept, you can . . . but there is no track listing.
We’re done with it, now. Promise.