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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
1: Professor Harold Brooks introduces the play, singling out its uniqueness in the Shakespearean output. He then begins his treatment of the play’s dramatic unit, considering the choice of subject, the unification of the themes of love and war and the deeper meaning of these two themes. On the second tape he considers the role of Thersites, the parallel of the truths enunciated by Hector and Ulysses, whose subsequent actions fall short of the ideals they have stated, the parallel of Thersites and Pandarus and the tone of the play.
2: Professor Harold Brooks discusses value and valuation, and time. On the second tape he completes his treatment of the leading themes with a consideration of identity, briefly touching on the themes in the play’s imagery, and ends with a review of the play’s stagecraft.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1976
Duration
81 mins
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION (2006)

Credits

Director
N.C. Collins
Producer
N.C. Collins
Writer
Harold Brooks
Contributor
N.C. Collins
Cast
Harold Brooks 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
discussions; drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Uses
Students of English literature.

Sections

Title
Introduction and dramatic unity (2 tapes)
Synopsis
1: Professor Harold Brooks introduces the play, singling out its uniqueness in the Shakespearean output. He then begins his treatment of the play’s dramatic unit, considering the choice of subject, the unification of the themes of love and war and the dee

Title
Leading themes and their dramatisation (2 tapes)
Synopsis
2: Professor Harold Brooks discusses value and valuation, and time. On the second tape he completes his treatment of the leading themes with a consideration of identity, briefly touching on the themes in the play’s imagery, and ends with a review of the p

Sponsor

Name

Birkbeck College, Department of English

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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Distributor (Sale)

Name

University of London Audio-Visual Centre

Notes
Closed down.

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