Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

Written by:
Edited by: Daniel Seltzer

Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451528476
  • 352 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare’s vision of the Trojan War.

This story of doomed love explores the relationship between Troilus, a prince of Troy, and Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan traitor. An unconvential tragedy set against the complex backdrop of war, it is considered one of Shakespeare’s most problematic plays.

This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:

• An overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Daniel Seltzer
• Sources from which Shakespeare derived Troilus and Cressida
• Dramatic criticism from S. L. Bethell, D. A. Traversi, Reuben A. Brower, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more…

Table of Contents

Troilus and Cressida – William Shakespeare – Edited by Daniel Seltzer D. A. Traversi: ?Troilus and Cressida?
S. L. Bethell: From Shakespeare and the Popular Dramatic Tradition
Reuben A. Brower: From Poetic and Dramatic Structure in Versions and Translations of Shakespeare
Carol Cook: Unbodied Figures of Desire
Barbara Bowen: ?Troilus and Cressida? on the Stage

Claire M. Tylee: From The Text of Cressida and Every Ticklish Reader: ?Troilus and Cressida,? the Greek Camp Scene
Roger Apfelbaum: Postscript: ?Troilus and Cressida,? 1990-2001