The author Joyce Carol Oates famously called Troilus and Cressida ‘that most vexing and ambiguous of Shakespeare’s plays’.
Conspiracy, betrayal, and assassination. Shakespeare’ shortest play includes the events leading up to the assassination of Caesar as well as much of the subsequent war, in which the deaths of the leading conspirators constituted a sort of revenge for the assassination.
One of Shakespeare's earliest plays that represents the dramatist's first foray into the popular genre of revenge tragedy. Its horrors are notorious, but its powerful poetry of grief is the work of a true tragic poet.
The Ultimate Edition of Shakespeare's Greatest Play. Hamlet has become the most widely published work in the world, after the Bible. Yet in all that time, there has never been a finer, more lucid edition than this.
Shakespeare's Blood-Soaked Tragedy of 'Vaulting Ambition' in the Ultimate Edition. There is no more powerful opening than that of the three witches muttering incantations on the blasted heath, surrounded by the ‘hurly-burly’ of war and storm.