i didn't 'mean' anything about the quote, maggie, except what i said: that it was a startling juxtaposition of the words with the subject matter. i had only had time to skim the raticle, but thought others might respond to it's unusual theme. now that i have read it properly, i see they have taken a very symbolic approach to the story-telling. might this be reminiscent, stuart, of ashton's wartime dante sonata? (i have no idea, never having seen it, i'm just guessing...)<P>i did once see a students' dance onstage, on the holocaust subject, at the time that schindler's list was a 'popular' film doing the rounds. i found it shockingly tasteless, and wrote that. but this criticism was deleted (can't say for sure, why - could have just been the length of the review...)<P>i don't have a problem with the choice of subject matter if it can be treated with due weight, in this case (the holocaust), but when it wasn't, i was appalled and feel that is one of the 'duties' of criticism: to blow the whistle.....<P>none of that need apply here to this story. i'm just telling a different little story.....