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Troilus and Cressida

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August 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

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.

Portrait

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

Pressestimmen

'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London '... excellent companion to this delinquent genius of a play.' Quarto ' ... excellent ...'. Around the Globe
EAN: 9780521792554
ISBN: 052179255X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2005
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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