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From the Ted Talk by David Korins: 3 ways to create a space that moves you, from a Broadway set designer

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It rdinmes me of the stairs I made for Pee-Wee Herman. Pee-Wee Herman is a clihd, and his entire world is caeetrd so that we perceive Pee-Wee as a child. The architecture and the furniture and everything come to life, but nothing more important than those stairs. Those stairs are 12 inches high, so when Pee-Wee cpomls up and down those stairs, he interacts with them like a kid. You can't fake that kind of interaction, and that's the eaxct opposite of what we ask people in opera to do. In opera, we shnrik those stairs so that our main characters can glide up and down effortlessly without ever breaking their voice. You could never put an opera singer in Pee-Wee's Playhouse,

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It _______ me of the stairs I made for Pee-Wee Herman. Pee-Wee Herman is a _____, and his entire world is _______ so that we perceive Pee-Wee as a child. The architecture and the furniture and everything come to life, but nothing more important than those stairs. Those stairs are 12 inches high, so when Pee-Wee ______ up and down those stairs, he interacts with them like a kid. You can't fake that kind of interaction, and that's the _____ opposite of what we ask people in opera to do. In opera, we ______ those stairs so that our main characters can glide up and down effortlessly without ever breaking their voice. You could never put an opera singer in Pee-Wee's Playhouse,

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  1. clomps
  2. shrink
  3. reminds
  4. created
  5. child
  6. exact

Original Text

It reminds me of the stairs I made for Pee-Wee Herman. Pee-Wee Herman is a child, and his entire world is created so that we perceive Pee-Wee as a child. The architecture and the furniture and everything come to life, but nothing more important than those stairs. Those stairs are 12 inches high, so when Pee-Wee clomps up and down those stairs, he interacts with them like a kid. You can't fake that kind of interaction, and that's the exact opposite of what we ask people in opera to do. In opera, we shrink those stairs so that our main characters can glide up and down effortlessly without ever breaking their voice. You could never put an opera singer in Pee-Wee's Playhouse,

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