Studio Production History - Rock Valley College
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Studio production history by year and by title
(2005)She Loves Me (1993)Smile of the Buddha (1989)Spider’s Web (1998)
Star Rover (1997)Sunday in the Park with George (2015)Taming of the Shrew (2002)The Tempest (1989, 2010)Ten Little Indians (1993)They’re Playing Our Song (1996)Three Women Embracing (1998)Timon of Athens (2004)Titus Andronicus (2000)Towards Zero (1997)Troilous & Cressida (2002)Twelfth Night (1998)Two Gentlemen of Verona (1988)Unexpected Guest (2000)Verdict (1991)Victor/Victoria (2004)Wild Oats (1992)Wings (1986)Winter’s Tale (1996)Witness for the Prosecution (1994, 2015)The Wizard of Oz (2013)Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda (1987)You Can’t Take It With You (2007)Your Plays or Mine (1989)
Troilous & Cressida (2002) ..
The whole catalogue of the in the play of Troilus and Cressida, so far as they depend upon a rich and original vein of humour in the author, are drawn with a felicity which never was surpassed. The genius of Homer has been a topic of admiration to almost every generation of men since the period in which he wrote. But his characters will not bear the slightest comparison with the delineation of the same characters as they stand in Shakespear. This is a species of honour which ought by no means to be forgotten when we are making the enlogium of our immortal bard, a sort of illustration of his greaness which cannot fail to place it in a very conspicuous light, The dispositions of men perhaps had not been sufficiently unfolded in the very early period of intellectual refinement when Homer wrote; the rays of humour had not been dissected by the glass, or tendered perdurable by the pencil, of the poet. Homer's characters are drawn with a laudable portion of variety and consistency; but his Achilles, his Ajax, and his Nestor are, each of them, rather a species that an individual, and can boast more of the propriety of abstraction, than of the vivacity of a moving scene of absolute life. The Achilles, the Ajax, and the various Grecian heroes of Shakespear on the other hand, are absolute men, deficient in nothing which can tend to individualise them, and already touched with the Promethean fire that might infuse a soul into what, without it, were lifeless form. From the rest perhaps the character of Thersites deserves to be selected (how cold and school-boy a sketch in Homer!) as exhibiting an appropriate vein of sarcastic humour amidst his cowardice, and a profoundness and truth in his mode of laying open the foibles of those about him, impossible to be excelled.
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