Opera complessa, di sorprendente attualità, «Troilo e Cressida - scrive Francesco Binni - è un capolavoro davvero caleidoscopico, insieme affresco cavalleresco e grande farsa caricaturale; tragedia che getta una luce spietata sul mondo dell’epica e che sviluppa, dalla scintilla provocata dal contatto shakespeariano di tragico e comico, un discorso organicamente moderno sulle peripezie di un’identità che tuttora ci sfugge, e non solo sul piano discorsivo».
- ISBN: 8811365082
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 314
When I was young and naive, I loved Troilus and Cressida for its brave cynicism, but now that I am older--and my outlook is bleaker--I appreciate it for its realism and compassion. Shakespeare shows us a world in which lovers yearn to be true and warriors strive to be brave, but both inevitably fail Leggi tutto
It’s a timeless story, really: sensitive young guy gets carried away by the noble delirium of first love and goes all mushy over the dirty ho who punched his v-card. Complications ensue. If you think my synopsis sounds crude, all I can say is, don’t read Troilus and Cressida , because it gets a whole Leggi tutto
I was so glad to select "I'm Finished" I'm no scholar, but I go to a Pop Up Shakespeare production every year in Auckland. If they offer this one, I won't be attending. Much declaiming & Troilus & Cressida aren't the main focus. Just shows that even the greatest writer in the English language can have a Leggi tutto
“Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselves.” ― William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida Troilus and Cressida is one of those Shakespeare plays that seems to have slipped through the cracks for me during my first 40 years. It was a distant, dark planet. I knew it existed, but couldn't give y Leggi tutto
One of Shakespeare's problem plays because, well, for one, it's really difficult, but mainly because it's comedy but not really. Actually it's a very cynical comedy. Troilus and Cressida is long, generates a lot of confusion and frustration and has a limited stage history, but it's complicated i
Being a devoted fan of the Bard, it really pains me to rate this play so low. Yet let me elaborate a bit. This play was never really on my to-be-read list. However, I stumbled across a reference to it while reading Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own—you know, in the serendipitous kind of way in which you go Leggi tutto
"beware: Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselves.... Minds sway'd by eyes are full of turpitude.. . Why should a man be proud? How doth pride grow? I know not what it is.He that is proud eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle, and whatever praises it Leggi tutto
So a lot of people seem to think this is really boring and difficult. I'll give them the second one, but boring? This tale of a tangential "romance" (if you can call it that) to the Trojan War is rife with all kinds of awesome feats du language (oh yeah, I wrote that) and lots of tiny but cool momen Leggi tutto
This is a rather difficult Shakespeare play to evaluate. Its genre is a problem: neither a comedy, nor a tragedy, nor even a tragicomedy—it leaves an ambiguous emotional aftertaste on the palate. Shakespeare himself seems to have felt ambivalent about the work, since he never staged it. Harold Bloom Leggi tutto
My roommate in college was film noir's #1 fan, and we went through a long period of time trying to get caught up on every noir ever made. It was in that mood that said roommate and I took one of my favorite college classes, which we affectionately called Shakespeare Boot Camp. The two-week long clas Leggi tutto
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