|Troilus and Cressida (1609) [Play]|
by William Shakespeare
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Series: Story of Troilus
Shakespeare's vision of the Trojan War reveals the love between Troilus, a prince of Troy, and Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan traitor.
One of Shakespeare's most notoriously difficult and cynical plays, labelled a "Problem Comedy", Troilus and Cressida has perplexed critics and theatre directors, and after Shakespeare's lifetime it was not performed again until 1907. In many ways the play's difficulty is a surprise; the story of Troilus and Cressida was a popular theme, drawn from Homer's Iliad and Chaucer's own Troilus and Criseyde, as was its classical setting, the Greek siege of Troy, led by Agamemnon, Achilles, Ajax, Diomedes and Ulysses.
Original title: Troilus and Cressida
Genre: Drama and Plays→ English→ Elizabethan
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Complete Works of Shakespeare (1951) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: William Shakespeare