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Troilus and Cressida


Against a backdrop of a seven-year war a love between two souls on opposing sides shines briefly and then is put out.
As the battle to end all battles approaches, honor and respect are easy victims to the whims of war.

"Troilus and Cressida": Love never stood a chance.

Rated PG-13. Contains scenes of violence and difficult to pronounce Greek names.

"War is hell. But it makes great drama!"
- O. Stone


Written in 1601

First staged sometime before October 24th 1601 (text revised shortly afterwards)

First published 1609

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"Troilus and Cressida" at
"Troiles and Cressida: Entire Play"

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"Troilus and Cressida" at
"Shakespeare Resource Center - Troilus and Cressida"

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