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Cressida is forced to leave Troy to join her father in the Greek camp. Meanwhile the Greeks endeavour to lessen the pride of Achilles. The tone alternates between bawdy comedy and tragic gloom. Readers and theatre-goers have frequently found it difficult to understand how they are meant to respond to the characters. Frederick S.
Troilus and Cressida
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Each Trojan that is master of his heart, Let him to field; Troilus, alas! TROILUS The Greeks are strong and skilful to their strength, Fierce to their skill and to their fierceness valiant; But I am weaker than a woman's tear, Tamer than sleep, fonder than ignorance, Less valiant than the virgin in the night And skilless as unpractised infancy. He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs tarry the grinding. PANDARUS Ay, to the leavening; but here's yet in the word 'hereafter' the kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven and the baking; nay, you must stay the cooling too, or you may chance to burn your lips. TROILUS I was about to tell theewhen my heart, As wedged with a sigh, would rive in twain, Lest Hector or my father should perceive me, I have, as when the sun doth light a storm, Buried this sigh in wrinkle of a smile: But sorrow, that is couch'd in seeming gladness, Is like that mirth fate turns to sudden sadness.
Troilus and Cressida
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Troilus And Cressida
Troilus and Cressida Reconsidered R. Foakes bio R. The conflict of views about the play can best be studied in the New Variorum edition, ed.
Troilus and Cressida is the earliest of the conventional Problem Plays. The play has gained little affection from readers and audiences. The images of bodily and social corruption can also be disturbing and, for anyone coming to the play since the changes in public consciousness wrought by feminism, the misogyny of both Greeks and Trojans is likely to be uncomfortable at the very least.
Please note that this product is not available for purchase from Bloomsbury. This volume offers the most comprehensive and critically up-to-date edition of Troilus and Cressida available today. Bevington's learned and engaging introduction discusses the ambivalent status and genre of the play, variously presented in its early printing as a comedy, a history and a tragedy. He examines and assimilates the wide variety of critical responses the play has elicited, and argues its importance in today's culture as an experimental and open-ended work.
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