Plays Directory : Troilus and Cressida

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  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Written
    1602
  • Setting
    Trojan War
  • Overview
    The play (also described as one of Shakespeare's problem plays) is not a conventional tragedy, since its protagonist (Troilus) does not die. The play ends instead on a very bleak note with the death of the noble Trojan Hector and destruction of the love between Troilus and Cressida. Throughout the play, the tone lurches wildly between bawdy comedy and tragic gloom, and readers and theatre-goers have frequently found it difficult to understand how one is meant to respond to the characters.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: Troilus and Cressida

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Alternative Names

Troilus & Cressida, Trolius and Cressida