Troilus and Cressida
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2008
Duration: 3 hours 6 minutes
Lust poses as love and ambition as patriotism in this dark and brilliant play depicting the heroic action of the Trojan War.
Troy is besieged by the invading Greeks, but the young Trojan prince Troilus can think only of his love for Cressida. Her uncle Pandarus brings the two together, but after only one night news comes that Cressida must be sent to the enemy camp. There, as Troilus looks on, she yields to the wooing of the Greek Diomedes. The tragic story is undercut by the commentary of Thersites, who provides a cynical chorus.
“David Troughton as the witty Thersites and Ben Martin as the brutish Ajax both help carry off the more memorable scenes in this play…some remarkable poetry.”—AudioFile