Troilus and Cressida : A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides)

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Troilus and Cressida : A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 282 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781350178700
  • DDC分類 809

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Troilus and Cressidathought-provoking guide to this complex problem play, surveying its key themes and evolving critical preoccupations. Considering its generic ambiguity and experimentalism, it also provides a uniquely detailed and up-to-date history of the play's stage performance from Dryden's rewriting up to Mark Ravenhill and Elizabeth LeCompte's controversial 2012 production for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Wooster Group.Moving through to four new critical essays, the guide opens up fresh perspectives on the play's iconoclastic nature and its key themes, ranging from issues of gender and sexuality to Elizabethan politics, from the uses of antiquity to questions of cultural translation, with particular attention paid on Troilus' "Greekness".The volume finishes with a helpful guide to critical and web-based resources. Discussing the ways in which this challenging and acerbic play can be brought to life in the classroom, it suggests performance-based strategies, designed to engage with the dramaturgical and theatrical dimensions of the text; close-reading exercises with an emphasis on rhetoric, metaphor and the practice of "troping"; and a series of tools designed to situate the play in a range of contexts, including its classical and critical frameworks.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction                                vii
Acknowledgements viii
Notes on Contributors ix
Timeline xii
Introduction 1 (12)
Efterpi Mitsi
1 The Critical Backstory: The Reception of 13 (40)
Troilus and Cressida through the Ages
Kinga Foldvdry
2 The Performance History 53 (34)
Francesca Rayner
3 The State of the Art 87 (20)
Johann Gregory
4 New Directions: The Decay of Exemplarity 107 (22)
in Troilus and Cressida
Rob Maslen
5 New Directions: `What Art Thou, Greek?': 129 (18)
Greeks and Greece in Troilus and Cressida
Miklos Peti
6 New Directions: `[B]its and Greasy 147 (18)
Relics': The Politics of Relics in Troilus
and Cressida
Vassiliki Markidou
7 New Directions: Scenes of Repossession: 165 (24)
Greek Translations and Performances of
Troilus and Cressida
Paschalis Nikolaou
8 `Degrees in Schools': Learning and 189 (22)
Teaching Strategies
Richard Stacey
Appendix: Theatre Resources 211 (4)
Notes 215 (46)
Select Bibliography 261 (14)
Index 275