Not being a Russian scholar I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the translation but this version seems satisfying in the way it conveys the "Russian-ness" of Doestoyevsky, the almost absurd verbosity of some of the characters which I take to be authentic for example. Certainly I am not put off by it.
A fascinating piece of victoriana, and musically engaging. It is very well sung by the cast among whom George Hulbert as the Sherriff of Nottingham stands out. I hope the producers give us more of the same, some of Balfe's operas for example.
One of the greatest books for young and old ever written.Even those with "no teef!" like myself. Wonderfully illustrated, it is a profound and humanistic story from the author of "Riddley Walker".The Mouse and His Child (FF Childrens Classics)