…say a prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.
Tennessee Williams, Camino Real
do go to liquidnight for more on birds [and] poetry
A moody, mystic conception of a woman as the quintessence of sin advertises Arthur van Schendel's play “Pandorra” for its opening at the Dutch Theater. Influenced by Cubism, Toorop gave the design not only angularity, but a kind of gothic grimness befitting the tragic nature of the play. “Because of the Spanish Flu that terrorized Europe, public gatherings were to be avoided. As a result only a few proofs of this poster were printed, since the performances had to be canceled” [Le Coultre, p. 226]