Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Goblin Market

New York Times: The new musical version of the poem, as adapted by Peggy Harmon and Polly Pen, runs a brief 70 minutes, but it is no small accomplishment. The two authors, each of whom is better known as an actress, have extracted the juices of the original, the bitter as well as the sweet.

New City Chicago: Sensuous excess comes to life in Christina Rossetti’s 1862 poem “Goblin Market,” with proliferation of rhymes, synonyms, luscious lists of fruits and “figs to fill your mouth.” ... Like any good Victorian lesson, indulgent Laura nearly perishes while Lizzie saves her with a heroic act of abstinence.

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