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The History of Troilus and Cressida & The Life of Timon of Athens, Paperback / softback Book

The History of Troilus and Cressida & The Life of Timon of Athens Paperback / softback

Part of the Throne Classics series

Description

Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1602. 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.

The Life of Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare about the legendary Athenian misanthrope Timon (and probably influenced by the eponymous philosopher, as well), generally regarded as one of his most obscure and difficult works. Originally grouped with the tragedies, it is generally considered such, but some scholars group it with the problem comedies.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 382 pages
  • Publisher: Throne Classics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9789353837006

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