It's been a tough road for Julie Taymor! We can't blame her for needing to vent a little bit.
While it was very nice to see Julie playing nice with the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark team at the show's opening night, it looks like Julie's still got a lot to say about the new version of the show, which was made after she was fired.
Here's Julie on the Internet's role in hurting the Spider-Man musical:
"It's a new time. Twitter and Facebook and blogging just trump you. It's incredibly difficult to be under a shot-glass and a microscope like that. When you’re trying to break new ground, the immediate answers that audiences give are never going to be good."
And Julie on her condemnation of making "artistic decisions" based on "test-marketing audiences":
"There's always something people don't like. It’s very scary if people are going more towards that, to have audiences tell you how to make a show. Shakespeare would have been appalled."
And here's Julie's thoughts on the new, revamped version of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark:
"The production today has become much simpler."
Doesn't surprise us that Julie wouldn't be overly supportive of the revamped Spider-Man musical. At least she's talking it out, and getting everything off her chest, without being TOO harsh about the new show…well, except maybe for that Shakespeare comment. Ha!
Do U agree with Julie's comments? Should audience responses influence a decision to change a show or not?
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