The young Trojan prince Troilus falls in love with Cressida, daughter of a Trojan priest. With the Trojan War raging around them, the young couple professes their undying love for each other.
But soon after Cressida is exchanged for a Trojan prisoner and is sent to the Greeks.
Dealing with their fates the young lovers bond is tested as the war between the two sides continues. Both Greeks and Trojans face challenges, personality clashes and pride as they navigate the year-long conflict.
Shakespeare’s inspiration for ”Troilus and Cressida” is Homer’s ”The Iliad.” The play focuses on human nature, conflict, love and honor. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or films like ”Allied” and ”In the Land of Blood and Honey” will recognize many similar themes and characters.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist and is often referred to as England's national poet or the Bard. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote a multitude of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day, his many works concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. Among some of his most famous are ”Macbeth”, ”Romeo and Juliet”, and ”Hamlet”, but the list is long, and many continue to be studied and performed, both their original form and modern adaptations.