The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Jan. 7, 1957

Troilus and Cressida (by William Shakespeare) has only once—and then as a Players Club frolic—been done on Broadway within living memory. Its neglect is easily explained: Troilus is a difficult as well as an imperfect play. Yet its neglect is scarcely warranted, for there is much that is special, fascinating, even fine about it, and much in its mood for a modern audience to respond to. With bitter and debunking cynicism, Shakespeare slashed in Troilus at the great fabric of the Trojan War, to rend its romance and heroism to tatters, to reduce...

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