Tag Archives: Troilus and Cressida

Reviewsday: BBC’s Troilus and Cressida (1981)

Shakespeare can be boring. There, I said it. Most of his plays–even the darkest ones–include exciting bits, funny bits, and charming bits. Troilus and Cressida, not so much. 

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A Fusty Nut

It is Monday. Again. That means it is time for another insult from Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from Troilus and Cressida, as the bombastic Thersites calls the warrior Achilles: A fusty nut with no kernel (Troilus and Cressida II.1.99). Wow. How does … Continue reading

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Podcast: Will and Power

A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. In this short installment, a speech of Ulysses from Troilus and Cressida is followed by Psalm 11, from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Brains and Elbows

It is Monday, which means it is time for another insult from Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from the 1609 play, Troilus and Cressida, and was spoken by Thersites to Ajax in Act Two of that play: Thou hast no more brain than … Continue reading

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A Sodden-Witted Lord

Here at The Bard and the Bible blog we hope your Monday is going well. As well as can be expected, at least. If not, you may find a trenchant insult from Shakespeare to be useful. Always hoping to be helpful, … Continue reading

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