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Troilus and Cressida
By William Shakespeare
Translation by Lillian Groag
Lillian Groag presents a new version of Troilus and Cressida that will resonate with contemporary audiences.
One of the most obscure plays in Shakespeare’s canon, Troilus and Cressida may also be the Bard’s darkest comedy. Exploring some of the events of Homer’s Iliad, the play juxtaposes the carnage of the Trojan War with a love story between its two titular characters. Lillian Groag’s translation brings this ancient world to modern audiences. Replacing the archaisms with new and accessible phrasing, Shakespeare’s lines regain their meaning and humor in the twenty-first century. This translation illuminates Troilus and Cressida as one of Shakespeare’s funniest, saddest, and most bitterly modern plays.
Jun 1, 2019
Play On! Festival NYC
Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Lillian Groag with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival