Synopses & Reviews
In the seventh year of the Trojan War, Troy is besieged by the invading Greeks, but the young prince Troilus thinks only of the lovely Cressida. When Cressida is sent to the enemy camp, she falls for Diomedes as Troilus looks on in a jealous rage. Meanwhile, Achilles and a gang of Greek warriors finds and slaughters an unarmed Hector. This cynical play is one of the Bard's darkest comedies; performed by Ian Pepperell, Julia Ford, and the Arkangel cast.
Lust poses as love and ambition as patriotism in this dark and brilliant play depicting the heroic action of the Trojan War.Troy is besieged by the invading Greeks, but the young Trojan prince Troilus can think only of his love for Cressida. Her uncle Pandarus brings the two together, but after only one night news comes that Cressida must be sent to the enemy camp. There, as Troilus looks on, she yields to the wooing of the Greek Diomedes. The tragic story is undercut by the commentary of Thersites, who provides a cynical chorus.