Edinburgh Festival `99: Fringe Theatre - The Cure at Troy
Oxford University Touring Company Over-Seas Hse, Venue 19, (0131-225 5105) 6.15pm, to 30 Aug
Wednesday 11 August 1999
The cast is dressed simply in combat trousers and T-shirts, and addresses the audience with an urgency and directness that complements the power of the language. Anthony Shuster, as the eponymous hero, fuels his performance with an agonised portrayal of the internalised pain accompanying the wound that has marked him as an outcast. Odysseus and Neoptolemus have arrived under the gods' instruction to take him back to Troy to end the war, and the ensuing battle of wits and honour displays an arresting dignity.
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