Troilus and Cressida

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Ian Pepperell, Julia Ford
  • 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Lust poses as love and ambition as patriotism in this dark and brilliant play depicting the heroic action of the Trojan War.
Troy is besieged by the invading Greeks, but the young Trojan prince Troilus can think only of his love for Cressida. Her uncle Pandarus brings the two together, but after only one night news comes that Cressida must be sent to the enemy camp. There, as Troilus looks on, she yields to the wooing of the Greek Diomedes. The tragic story is undercut by the commentary of Thersites, who provides a cynical chorus.

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Terrific performance

Few of Shakespeare's plays are as troublesome as this--and yet as rewarding. Bravo! The various speeches make the listening worth the effort. It may be the Bard's most philosophical play, and worth listening for that reason alone.
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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2014
  • Publisher: Arkangel