Troilus and Cressida (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare Series)

Troilus and Cressida (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare Series)

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Overview

War is raging, but Troilus, a Trojan prince, thinks only of the lovely Cressida. Sent to the enemy camp, Cressida falls for Diomedes as Troilus looks on in a jealous rage. This cynical exploration of love and politics is one of the playwright's darkest comedies. Performed by Ian Pepperell, Julia Ford, and the Arkangel cast.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932219357
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 07/07/2005
Series: Arkangel Complete Shakespeare Series
Edition description: Unabridged Edition
Pages: 3
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 6.24(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Troilus and Cressida (Folger Shakespeare Library Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
BarbaraNYC on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorites of Shakespeare's work. It's been a LONG time since I've read it, so I plan to reread it at some point.
joririchardson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't think that Shakespeare, one of my favorite authors, was even capable of writing a bad play. However, this one is far from perfect, especially when compared to his other works."Troilus and Cressida" is about a young man, Troilus, and his lover, Cressida. It is set during the Trojan War, and among other characters are the recognizable Achilles, Hector, Helen, and others.However, the main character's love story never seems very convincing. Troilus is constantly praising his beloved highly, while another character does his best to convince him of her low morals. And, the characters are never together all that often. Most of their supposed "romance" is via them talking or thinking about each other in separate scenes. The character of Cressida is not very built up at all. It takes a few scenes for her to enter the story, and once she does, virtually nothing about her is revealed. One catches fleeting glimpses of a feisty nature, but other than this, all we seem to really know of Cressida is that she is beautiful (as proclaimed by Troilus over and over). Shakespeare even goes so far as to say that her beauty rivals that of Helen's. I kept waiting for Shakespeare to focus a bit more on his female character, yet he never did. As a result, the love story here is not a very convincing one.Another thing that I disliked about this play was how much dialogue there was. About half the book was simply talking - and not about anything interesting, unless you love hearing about endless politics, battle strategies, and so on. These things can be interesting, but in this Renaissance play, they seemed oddly out of place. I couldn't resist skimming over them slightly, wondering where Troilus has gone to. These endless talks are not involved with the book's plot in any major way, save that the Trojan War is its setting, of course. They also seem to lead nowhere, and are simply dry and dull. I had never before seen Shakespeare write such dreadfully tedious scenes.And besides the endless talking, I disliked the ending, in which Cressida is caught being unfaithful by Troilus. After that, she simply disappears altogether! She is not brought back into the story again for the entire book, besides when a letter arrives from her. All in all, I disliked this one - something I was sure I would never say about a Shakespeare play.
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