Saturday, March 10, 2007

Stoppard Hither and Yon

Deroy Murdock of the National Review went to London and found "Rock 'n' Roll" "remarkably long, remarkably dense, and remarkably dull." He really liked the new comedic adaptation of Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps," though.

Gavin Allen at icWales provides a not terribly illuminating review of "Arcadia": "Stoppard's play is a tough nut, and Theatr Clwyd didn't quite have the cracker."

Richard Moeschl of the Mail Tribune finds a few "groaners" in the OSF production of "On the Razzle" but has a good time anyhow.

1 comment:

Trevor said...

Just been spring cleaning and found a VHS (audio only) recording I made of the full 2hr 40 min 'Arcadia' performance on BBCradio 3 in 1993 with Bill Nighy and Felicity Kendal and most of the original cast.

I recorded it in full stereo FM in Nicam using top grade equipment and antenna. Gorgeous. Listening to it again right now whilst copying it to a couple of DVD-R discs. Will then make permanent computer file of it also.

No way do I want to lose this as BBC are very unlikely to ever repeat it.