In 2000, Taymor brought her otherwordly vision and creative puppetry to Broadway again with The Green Bird, Carlo Gozzi's adaptation of an 18th-century Italian fable about a prince trapped inside a bird. Featuring music by Elliot Goldenthal, the production opened at the Cort Theatre April 18, 2000.
The New York Times' Ben Brantley praised featured actor Derek Smith's performance and found Taymor's work visually stunning, but noted that the production was "tedious" at times, comparing it to an "an oversize art gallery where the pictures are ravishing but there's a lot of bare wall between them."
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