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Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida Overview

  • Category: Tragedy
  • Period written: 1600-1608
  • First known performance: 1898 (for Ludwig II of Bavaria)
  • Number of lines: 3486
  • Number of scenes: 25
  • Total Characters: 36
  • Prose/Verse: 31%/69%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1623), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 (1609)
  • Possible Sources: Metamorphoses (Ovid, 8 A.D.), The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye (Raoul Lefevre, 1474), The Historye Sege and Dystruccyon of Troye (John Lydgate, 1513), The Testament of Cresseid (Robert Henryson, 1593), The Seven Books of Homer’s Iliads (Homer, 1598)

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