Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida, 1968

Troilus and Cressida was thought to be written by Shakespeare between 1600-1603. It was classified in the First Folio as a tragedy but some critics have grouped it with the 'problem plays' as it has darkly comic aspects and is based on a classical historic tale.

It has been performed most recently at the RSC in an RSC/Wooster Group co-production in 2102 and directed by Peter Stein as part of the Complete Works Festival in 2006.

Here you can find a synopsis of the play, information on when Troilus and Cressida was written and the sources Shakespeare used.

Over the coming years the RSC is staging the entire Shakespearean canon on our stages. As the plays are staged, we will be adding more information to these pages.

Photo: Helen Mirren as Cressida and Michael Williams as Troilus, Troilus and Cressida, 1968. Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC.

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