Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare in Production) (Paperback)

Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare in Production) By William Shakespeare, Frances A. Shirley (Editor) Cover Image

Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare in Production) (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521796842
ISBN-10: 0521796849
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2005
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Shakespeare in Production