At the end of the article Taymor claims that she is "puppeted out". I can only hope that she is speaking from the exhaustion of having just put up such a bhemoth of a show. Her artistry as a puppet designer is one of the truly most inspiring things in my life. Every time I see her work, I am filled with glee at the inventiveness and the spectacle. Her work drives me to want to work. She is a fantastical being in my opinion. And, i would give no small sacrifice to know her as a collaborator if such a thing were possible.