|>In other words, back up your implicit claim that works of art
>have one and only one correct interpretation.
Exactly. The whole thing about being a work of art is that it can be
interpreted in new and different ways. Art is what happens in the space
between the viewer and what's being viewed, where we bring our own view of the
world into play. (I'd go into a lengthy thing about art and quantum mechanics
but I haven't yet done all the math on that one yet).
Everyone knows that Hamlet was a guy, but there have been many productions
where that part is played by a female, or when Henry V is moved into modern
dress. That it's art doesn't prevent this, the fact that it's art *allows*
(all message content (c) 2004 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
permission to reprint specifically denied to SFX Magazine
and don't send me story ideas)