Haunting...even more-so after seeing it on stage
Valerie A. Lord | Malta, NY United States | 11/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having been haunted by this recording for years, I was fortunate to see the 20th anniversary "reading" with the original cast at the Vineyard Theater this last week. This is short, disturbing, powerful and deeply moving, but I find it impossible to tell you how!! Does it concern sisters, memory, sex, addiction....? All or none? Ultimately, it's up to the individual listener/observer and perhaps will change with age. How intriguing! I don't know if it adds to the original poem, as this musical was my first exposure to it, but I find it exotically imprinted in my psyche now."
Stephen Peithman | Davis, CA USA | 09/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why anyone would think that Rosetti's "The Goblin Market" has enough dramatic potential to be turned into a musical. The music is often pretty, but hardly compelling. It adds little to the original poem, whose complexities of meaning still spark debate among readers and scholars."