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Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

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Part of Shakespeare in Production

  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521796842

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  • As social turmoil increased in England, audiences grew more in tune with Shakespeare's cynical undercutting of the Homeric tale of Greeks and Trojans, and less dismissive of his dark comedic treatment of the Medieval tale of Troilus and Cressida. This edition of his problematic play traces its theatrical history. It draws upon critical responses, photographic archives, promptbooks, and video tapes of more recent productions to reveal changes in production styles and emphasis, against a broader background of social change.

    • The first edition of Troilus and Cressida to offer a detailed account of the theatrical treatment of the play
    • Includes an illustrated introduction, which traces the play from its earliest printing to present day
    • Draws upon photographic archives, promptbooks and video tapes of recent productions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "I cannot recommend too highly the whole series to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practicioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare."
    Robert Tanitch, What's On in London

    "This edition is one to which I will turn to again and again. It should appeal to anyone who believes that production history offers an especially vibrant kind of interpretation. Its composite portrait of Troilus and Cressida is of a play that has indeed come into its own in the modern world." - David Bevington, University of Chicago

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521796842
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Series editors' preface
    Acknowledgements
    Editor's note
    List of abbreviations
    List of productions
    Introduction
    List of characters
    Troilus and Cressida and commentary
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Shakespeare
    • Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories
  • Author

    William Shakespeare

    Editor

    Frances A. Shirley, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
    Frances Shirley is Professor of English Emerita, Wheaton College, Norton, MA.

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