Troilus and Cressida (BBC)

United Kingdom, 1981

Film
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Episode of Series “BBC Television Shakespeare Series”.
BBC adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Troilus and Cressida’, without doubt his most shockingly modern play. The Trojan war has been raging for seven years. Few care any more about its first cause, the abduction of Helen. Each side is consumed by its own in-fighting - in saving face and destroying others. What keeps them there is their love of honour and of violence. A tragically mismanaged sideshow to this squalid war, the love of Troilus and Cressida, becomes a pattern for all relationships destroyed by circumstance, misunderstanding and deceit. Cast includes Charles Gray, Anton Lesser, Tony Steedman and Suzanne Burden.

Credits

production company

BBC-TV

Time-Life Films

producer/director

Jonathan Miller

Duration

03:13:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1981

Appears in

Group of items

BBC Television Shakespeare Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

313050

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → Mythology, Greek

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Mythology, Greek

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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