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Troilus and Cressida: The Oxford Shakespeare

Edited by Kenneth Muir

June 2008

ISBN: 9780199536535

224 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £7.99

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Troilus and Cressida is perhaps Shakespeare's most philosophical play, and its preoccupation with war, sex, and time has seemed peculiarly relevant since the First World War. Fine productions have demonstrated the play's theatrical power, and critics have explored and illuminated its ideas and its exceptionally complex language.

Kenneth Muir, in his introduction, sets the play in its historical context, discusses its odd career in the theatre, examines Shakespeare's handling of his multiple sources, and assesses the contribution of interpretative criticism to a deeper understanding of this sombre examination of a fallen world.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Kenneth Muir, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Liverpool

Reviews

`authoritatively tackles one of the most textually troubling plays' Sunday Times -

'Stanley Wells' OUP Complete Works of Shakespeare is now eight years old and has spawned a new Oxford Shakespeare which appears now in splendidly affordable volumes in that nonpareil of libraries of good reading The World's Classics.' The Oxford Times -

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