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Ulysses' Persuasive Speech in "Troilus and Cressida"
An analysis of Ulysses' persuasive speech in Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida".
# 141410 | 2,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US


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The paper relates that Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" is considered by the general consensus of scholars to be one of the great author's most problematic plays, on a number of levels. The paper explains that written approximately in 1602, it appeared in the same general time frame as the great tragedies but, despite its tragic tone and outcome, it possesses certain ambiguities and darkly comic elements that led 19th-century scholars to label it as a "problem play", along with several similar works of Shakespeare written around the same time. The paper relates that "Troilus and Cressida" is far less well known than most of the Bard's works, and much less represented in acting company repertoires, and while the play possesses a fair amount of action, romance, satire and tragedy, its dense and often highly philosophical language seems to have put off many readers and players from exploiting it to its best advantage.

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"Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida is considered by general consensus of scholars to be one of the great author's most problematic plays, on a number of levels. Written approximately in 1602, it appeared in the same general time frame as the great tragedies but, despite its tragic tone and outcome, it possesses certain ambiguities and darkly comic elements that led 19th-century scholars to label it as a "problem play" along with several similar works of Shakespeare written around the same time. It is important to emphasize, though, that this term did not exist in Shakespeare's time and should not be excessively relied upon as an..."

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