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Title: "TROILUS AND CRESSIDA"
By: William Shakespeare, David Bevington (Editor)
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1903436699
ISBN 13: 9781903436691
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Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
Pub. date: 25 June, 1998
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
Series: The Arden Shakespeare
Pages: 496
Description: The introduction to this edition of "Troilus and Cressida" places it in its late Elizabethan context, examines and assimilates the wide variety of critical responses the play has elicited, and argues its importance in the context of late 20th-century culture as an experimental and open-ended work.
Synopsis: 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. He also, however, suggests that this experimentalism may have contributed to its lack of immediate stage success, and goes on to place the work in its late Elizabethan context of political instability and theatrical rivalry. A thorough performance history focuses chiefly on recent productions. The complex text situation is re-examined and the differing textual readings carefully explicated.'Bevington's edition is so clearly the best now available that it will no doubt quickly become standard practice for all study of this remarkable play to begin with this remarkable edition.'Eric Rasmussen, University of Nevada at Reno, Shakespeare Survey
Illustrations: illustrations
Publication: UK
Imprint: Arden Shakespeare
Returns: Returnable
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