MM & Anne Bogart (II)

“I’ve been a McLuhan fan for years. Everybody thought he was crazy, and it’s all happened as he predicted.”

While some viewers may have trouble detecting its central conceit, “The Medium” takes place at the instant McLuhan has one of his strokes. “He was the greatest speaker of his generation who’s suddenly lost his ability to speak,” Bogart said. “In a sense, everyone onstage is having a stroke.”

While Bogart’s work and theories can sound weighty in description, in person she’s modest and refreshingly self-critical. “Nothing I do is original,” she said cheerfully. “I steal from everybody.”

The Medium Is Director’s Message: Radical, influential Anne Bogart”
April 23, 1995, Steve Winn, San Francisco Chronicle

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