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Troilus and Cressida

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The performance history in English of Troilus and Cressida began in the early twentieth century. This edition is the first to offer a detailed account of the theatrical treatment of this problematic and fascinating play on the British and North American stages from its first revivals at the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Drawing upon critical responses, photographic archives, promptbooks and video tapes, Frances Shirley traces the important changes in production styles, emphases, and responses to the play.

Synopsis:

A detailed account of the theatrical treatment of Troilus and Cressida.

About the Author

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521792554
Editor:
Shirley, Frances
Editor:
Bratton, Jacky
Editor:
Shirley, Frances
Editor:
Bratton, Jacky
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Shirley, Frances
Author:
Shirley, Frances A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Troilus (Legendary character)
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Troy (extinct city)
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Shakespeare in Production
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.24x6.46x.88 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The performance history in English of Troilus and Cressida began in the early twentieth century. This edition is the first to offer a detailed account of the theatrical treatment of this problematic and fascinating play on the British and North American stages from its first revivals at the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Drawing upon critical responses, photographic archives, promptbooks and video tapes, Frances Shirley traces the important changes in production styles, emphases, and responses to the play.
"Synopsis" by , A detailed account of the theatrical treatment of Troilus and Cressida.
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