Troilus and Cressida | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Paul Taylor

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Critical Review by Paul Taylor

SOURCE: Taylor, Paul. Review of Troilus and Cressida. The Independent (26 July 1996): 6.

In the following review of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Troilus and Cressida, directed by Ian Judge, Taylor comments on the production's more powerful sequences and praises a few individual performances, including Victoria Hamilton's Cressida, Louis Hilyer's Hector, and Phillip Voss's Ulysses.

Ian Judge is a director who could bring out the feelgood factor in Oedipus Rex. He's the man who converted the complex tonalities of Twelfth Night into a crudely reassuring, tourist-friendly entertainment, replete with a cosy Stratford skyline of half-timbered houses. A Christmas Carol for Judge is a work that needs beefing up in the sentimentality department: hence the ton of icing sugar he tipped over it in his RSC staging. Grown men quailed at the prospect of...

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