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The differences in this play between the Quarto of 1609 and the Folio of 1623 come down mostly to individual work choices, says Bevington, and he has weighed the possibility of authorial revision against the possibility of error in choosing which one to use any any particular case. However, he takes the Folio as his main source, noting that Troilus and Cressida is known to have been revised at least once. His 124-page introduction discusses such matters as the historical context of the last years of Elizabeth's reign, skeptical deflation of Trojan honor and chivalry, male obsessions about honor and sexuality, and the commercial and subjective valuation of identity and worth. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
A revised edition of this intriguing and complex play, updated to cover recent critical thinking and stage history.Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy often labelled a "problem" play because of its apparent blend of genres and its difficult themes. Set in the Trojan Wars it tells a story of doomed love and honour, offering a debased view of human nature in war-time and a stage peopled by generally unsympathetic characters. The revised edition makes an ideal text for study at undergraduate level and above.
Number of Pages: 515
Genre: Drama, Literary Criticism
Series Title: Arden Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: William Shakespeare
Street Date: October 22, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6001
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