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Shakespeare in Production : Troilus and Cressida - William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in Production

Troilus and Cressida

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2005
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This edition is the first to offer a detailed account of the theatrical treatment of Troilus and Cressida on the British and North American stages from its first revivals at the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. As social turmoil increased, audiences grew more in tune with the play's cynical undercutting of the Homeric tale of Greeks and Trojans, and less dismissive of Shakepeare's dark comedic treatment of the Medieval tale of Troilus and Cressida. This edition of this problematic and fascinating play traces its theatrical history, drawing upon critical responses, photographic archives, promptbooks, and video tapes of more recent productions to trace changes in production styles and emphases. Stage history is placed against a broader background of social change including shifting attitudes towards war, politics, sexual issues, and the rise of feminism that has increased understanding of Cressida's actions in a wartime man's world.

'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

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.

ISBN: 9780521796842
ISBN-10: 0521796849
Series: Shakespeare in Production
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st August 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.45