Review of Troilus and Cressida, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 17th November: The Stratford upon Avon Herald.

Review of Troilus and Cressida, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 17th November: The Stratford upon Avon Herald by Gill Sutherland Most people aren’t that bothered about Troilus and Cressida, a quick Google search finds it consistently ranked as one of the least rated of Shakespeare plays in popularity polls on the internet – 32nd out of 37 on the YouGov … Read More

RSC Troilus & Cressida: Blog Review

RSC’s Troilus & Cressida: Blog Review by Ruth Millington. (Photo by Helen Maybanks.) It’s the seventh year of the Trojan War, and the scene is set. Onto the stage swerve warriors in Mad Max style goggles and leather, revving their motorbikes. Vast, rusting containers and a chandelier of jangling copper fragments imply that we are in a dystopian world of … Read More

Troilus & Cresssida review: Evening Standard

Sweeping and Confident Production of Shakespeare’s Rarely Performed Tragedy by Fiona Mountford (Photo by Helen Maybanks.) What a glorious play this is and so bewilderingly rarely performed. It’s in my top three Shakespeares (Twelfth Night and Hamlet, since you’re asking) and this sweeping and confident production from RSC boss Gregory Doran illustrates why. The drama’s all-pervasive tone of bitterness and … Read More

Troilus and Cressida, RSC, Stratford – review with pictures: Express & Star

Troilus and Cressida, RSC, Stratford – review with pictures: Express & Star by Marion Brennan (Photo by Helen Maybanks.) So director Greg Doran’s ‘gender-neutral’ staging of Troilus and Cressida is a nice ‘up yours’ to the Elizabethans who banned women from the stage, albeit 400 years on. The biggest traditionally male roles given to women here are those of the … Read More

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Review: Broadway World UK.

BWW Review: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Louis Train Troilus and Cressida begins with a thunder of drums that knocks the programme out of your hands. The Trojan War, nearly at its end, has claimed thousands of lives; generals strategise, heroes exercise, and in the midst of it all, the Trojan prince Troilus (Gavin Fowler) has fallen for … Read More

Review: Troilus and Cressida (Royal Shakespeare Theatre): WhatsOnStage

Review: Troilus and Cressida (Royal Shakespeare Theatre): WhatsOnStage by Catherine Vonledebur (photo by Helen Maybanks) Gregory Doran’s epic Mad Max post-apocalypse style Troilus and Cressida, with its swaggering yet flawed superheroes and ill-fated young lovers, opens with a clash of percussion instruments so loud, the night I saw it many of the audience jumped in their seats. The Scottish virtuoso … Read More

Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty CD review: AllMusic

Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty CD review: AllMusic by James Manheim The music of Michigan-based composer Michael Daugherty has been gaining attention beyond the U.S., and this release in the Naxos label’s American Classics series has accelerated the process. Its British chart success may be due to the presence of Dame Evelyn Glennie in the 2014 percussion concerto Dreamachine; Glennie is … Read More

Dreamachine by Michael Daughterty CD Review: Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

Dreamachine by Michael Daughterty CD Review: Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Orchestral works by Michael Daugherty seem effortless. That is he seems such a natural for orchestration and orchestral writing that the music gives off the illusion that it practically writes itself. Of course that cannot be true. There is enormous facility, a directly communicative narrative and a sort of hard-edged … Read More

Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty CD Review: Flute Review

Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty CD Review: Flute Review by Viviana Guzman   Michael Daugherty / Trail of Tears featuring Amy Porter (NAXOS) This ambitious album featuring the works of Michael Daugherty with flutist, Amy Porter, percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie and tuba player, Carol Jantsch, with the Albany Symphony and conducted by David Alan Miller, is said to be meant to … Read More

Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty- CD Review by Music Web International

Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty- CD Review: Music Web International by Dan Morgan   Michael Daugherty is one of the more engaging and imaginative composers now operating in the US – or anywhere else, for that matter. He first piqued my interest with Sunset Strip, which headlined a terrific BIS collection, American Spectrum. After that came a couple of Naxos issues, … Read More