I doubt it. That the Culture Ministry--which I highly doubt was in step with Linde’s intentions--would even agree to such a performance is but a further indictment. This agreement was part of the performance itself and reflects just how much work needs to be done on these matters.
Allowing my blood to cool, I was able to deal with the jarring brilliance of Linde’s commentary on a level that my initial reaction did not. But coming to understand that the artistic intent was not to delight but, indeed, reveal, offered little comfort.
All the world’s a stage. And they all took the cake.