Savage God: The Shakespeare Project

The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida

By William Shakespeare

Director: John Juliani

Venue: Christ Church Cathedral Dates: 14-15 February 2003

Reviewer: Jane Penistan

As always, this production was well spoken and directed. It is a long and wordy play, as Shakespeare needs to make sure his audience understands the complications of the Trojan War and its political scheming. This involves long speeches, which for the most part did not become tedious because they were delivered intelligently, with excellent timing.

John Juliani stepped in at the last minute to give a most creditable Pandarus, besides providing impeccable direction to a very large cast. Other notable performances were those by Marilyn Norry (Helen) and Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Cressida). Forbes Angus as Thersites added some humour and sharp reasoning to the belligerent warring Greek and Trojan leaders.

The next Shakespeare Project will be the Tragedie of Othello the Moor of Venice, at Christ Church Cathedral, Georgia and Burrard, on 28 and 29 March 2003 at 19.00.

2003, Jane Penistan