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Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

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We've got the 411 on everybody's favorite Elizabethan playwright. Check it out.

Watch a Harvard Prof Dish on Troilus and Cressida

Check out Marjorie Garber's down to earth talk about this play (plus many others).

Troilus and Cressida + Maori Warrior Dance = Awesome

BBC's review of the Maori production of Troilus and Cressida, part of the Globe to Globe Festival.

Captain Jack Sparrow Does Shakespeare

Cool NPR podcast about the 2005 Globe Theater production that staged Troilus and Cressida in the "original pronunciation." So what does "real" Elizabethan English sound like? Think Captain Jack Sparrow.

The Best Part of Waking Up

Nifty article from the Folger Shakespeare Library about how Shakespeare turns Homer and Chaucer's noble characters into a bunch of creeps.

Movie or TV Productions

Get Out the Popcorn!

You better hope this is the flick your teacher makes you watch in class because it's the best one out there: Troilus and Cressida (1981), directed by Jonathan Miller for the BBC.

Troilus and Cressida (1966)

Directed by Michael Croft for the BBC.

Historical Documents

Class Up Your Bookshelf

Check out a facsimile of the First Folio edition of Troilus and Cressida, from 1623.

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Check out this old playbill from a 1697 Production of Troilus and Cressida.

Video

Achilles's Goons Slaughter Hector

In this film version, Achilles chills while his Myrmidon hooligans hack down Hector. Cold-blooded, don't you think?

Universal Shakespeare

This clip features a "haka" (a Maori warrior dance) in a Maori version of Troilus and Cressida. This is so awesome, guys!

Modern Adaptation (Forget About Ancient Troy)

A modern take on Act 3, scene 2 sets Troilus and Cressida in...a small cafe. Of course!

Audio

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What are you waiting for? Shakespeare is meant to be heard.

Images

Checkin' Out the Hotties

Cressida and Helen admire the goods in Alexandre Bida's 1890 watercolor.

Seriously, Dude. Listen to Them.

Here's a touching 1795 print of Act 5, scene 3, where Hector's family begs him to stay home.

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