The history of Troilus and Cressida
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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1970 edition.

StatementWilliam Shakespeare ; edited by Virgil Whitaker.
SeriesPelican Shakespeare series
ContributionsWhitaker, Virgil.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22147137M
ISBN 100140714138

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Troilus and Cressida is long, generates a lot of confusion and frustration and has a limited stage history, but it's complicated in interesting ways, and, in the right mindset, very rewarding. I read this over five weekends with a group on Litsy, our 5th Shakespeare of , not bad/5. Meanwhile, Cressida's father, the treacherous Trojan priest Calchas, asks the Greek commanders to exchange a Trojan prisoner for his daughter, so that he may be reunited with her. The commanders agree, and the next morning—to Troilus and Cressida's dismay—the trade is made, and a Greek lord named Diomedes leads Cressida away from Troy. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The History of Troilus and Cressida at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Get this from a library! The history of Troilus and Cressida. [William Shakespeare; Jonathan V Crewe] -- A new edition of Shakespeare's classic.

Get this from a library! The history of Troilus and Cressida. [William Shakespeare; Daniel Seltzer] -- 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. Cressida was the name this lady owned: and to my mind, in all of Troy’s city none was as fair, surpassing everyone. So angelic was her native beauty, that like a thing immortal seemed she, as does a heavenly and perfect creature sent down here to put to shame our nature. ‘Cressida’. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The History of Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Jul 28,  · Full Audiobook reading of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA by William Shakespeare.

Labeled a history play in an early folio, it bears superficial similarities to the tragedies, but lacks much of the typical tragic plot structure. Today, Troilus and Cressida is often grouped with the so-called "problem comedies"—with Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well. Troilus and Cressida run off while Pandarus opens the door and greets Aeneas, who wants to talk to Troilus. Pandarus pretends Troilus isn't there, but he totally is. Eventually, Troilus emerges to learn that Cressida has been traded to the Greeks for Antenor. Jan 31,  · Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in It was described by Frederick S. Boas as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The play ends on a very bleak note with the death of the noble Trojan Hector and destruction of the love between Troilus /5. Troilus and Cressida Summary. Trojan prince Troilus falls in love with Cressida, as war rages around them. After vowing to be faithful, Cressida is traded to the Greek camp, where she then agrees to see another man. Troilus witnesses Cressida's unfaithfulness and vows to put more effort into the war.