“Which of your senses would you give up first? Granted, the five enhance each other. But taste — that would be first to go, right? Then feeling — even with all the physical danger that would entail? Then speech?
Which leaves hearing and sight, the two that most copiously admit the world into the isolated self. Of these, I’d last relinquish sight, which seems to me the most essential link with the outside world.
Yet that’s the very sense that is slipping away in “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” the operatic version of the famous 1985 case study by Oliver Sacks, now staged by Quantum Theatre.”
by Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post Gazetteread full article