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Shakespeare's Troilus & Cressida Bibliography

Allen, Don Cameron. Mysteriously Meant: The Rediscovery of Pagan Symbolism and Allegorical Interpretation in the Renaissance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1970.

Almeida, Barbara Heliodora C. de M. F. de. "Troilus and Cressida: Romantic Love Revisited." Shakespeare Quarterly 15 (Aut. 1964): 327-32.

Anderson, Ruth Leila. Elizabethan Psychology and Shakespeare's Plays. University of Iowa Studies. 1927. Rpt. New York: Dover, 1975.

Andrews, Michael Cameron. "Virgil's Camilla and the death of Hector," Shakespeare Quarterly  Vol. 43 (Summer '92): 291-21. [arms and armor]

Arnold, Margaret J. "'Monsters in love's train'" Euripides and Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida," Comparative Drama Vol. 18 (Spring '84): 38-53. [disillusionment; choice; morals]

Aswell, E. D. "The Role of Fortune in The Testament of Cresseid, Philological Quarterly, 46 (1967) [stresses Cresseid's blasphemy]

Barfoot, C. C. "Troilus and Cressida: 'Praise us as we are tasted.'" Shakespeare Quarterly 39.1 (Spring 1988): 45-57. [worth in literature; relativistic values]

Benson, C. David. "Critic and poet: what Lydgate and Henryson did to Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde." Modern Language Quarterly 53 (Mar. 1992): 23-40. [historical poetry]

-------. . "True Troilus and False Cresseid: The Descent from Tragedy. The European Tragedy of Troilus. Ed. Piero Boitani. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989: 153-170. [how Lydgate, Henryson and others ruined Creseyde's reputation]

Blake, N.F. William Caxton. Series: Authors of the Middle Ages, vol. 7. Altershot, Hants: Variorum, 1996.

Bono, Barbara J. "The Dido Episode." Literary Transvaluation: From Vergilian Epic to Shakespearean Tragicomedy. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1984. Rpt. in Bloom, 1987: 103-126.

Bowen, Barbara E. Gender in the theater of war: Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. N.Y.: Garland,1993.

Bowra, C. M From Virgil to Milton.  1945; rpt. London: MacMillan, 1967.

Bradbrook, Muriel C. "What Shakespeare did to Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde." Shakespeare Quarterly 9 (Summer 1958): 311-30.

Brooke, C. F. Tucker. "Shakespeare's Study in Culture and Anarchy." Yale Rev. xvii (1928): 571-77.

Burckhardt, Jacob. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. 2 Vols. Intro. by Benjamin Nelson and Charles Trinkaus. Trans. by S. G. C. Middlemore. 1929. Rpt. New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1958.

Campbell, Lily B. Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes: Slaves of Passion. With Appendices on Bradley's Interpretation of Shakespearean Tragedy. 1930; rpt. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1962.

Campbell, Oscar James. Comicall Satyre and Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. 1938; rpt. San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library, 1965.

Caxton, William, trans. The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye. By Raoul Lefebre. Ed. Heinrich Oskar Sommer. 1894; rpt. New York: AMS Press,       1973.

Chapman, Antony U. "The Influences of Shakespeare's Sources on the Dramaturgy of Troilus and Cressida." Diss. Kent State, 1975.

Chambers, Edmund K. The Elizabethan Stage. 4 Vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1923.

-------. William Shakespeare. Vol. I.  1930; rpt. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966

Clarke, Larry R. "'Mars his heart inflam'd with Venus": Ideology and Eros in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida." Modern Language Quarterly 50.3 (Sept. 1989): 209-26. [social structure, ideology, sex, chivalry]

Doebler, John. "When Troy fell: Shakespeare's iconography of sorrow and survival." Comparative Drama  Vol.19 (Winter '85/86):321-31. [Aeneas, filial piety, emblems]

Donaldson, E. Talbot. The Swan at the Well: Shakespeare Reading Chaucer. New Haven, Connecticut., 1985.

Dresden, Samuel. Humanism in the Renaissance. Trans. Margaret King. World University Library. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968.

Eagleton, Terry. William Shakespeare. Oxford, 1986. 57-63 on T&C and the problem of value]

Elton, William R. King Lear and the Gods. 1966. New Edition published by The University of Kentucky Press, 1988.

-------. "Shakespeare and the Thought of his Age." In A New Companion to Shakespeare Studies. Eds. Kenneth Muir and S. Schoenbaum. 1971; rpt. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1976: 180-98

-------. ."Shakespeare's Ulysses and the Problem of Value." Shakespeare Studies: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews. II. Ed. J. Leeds Barroll. Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati, 1967: 95-11.  "Shakespeare's Ulysses and the Problem of Value."

Fly, Richard D. "'Suited in Like Conditions as our Argument': Imitative Form in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida." Stud. Eng. Lit. 15 (Spring 1975): 273-92.

Foakes, R. A. Shakespeare: The Dark Comedies to the Last Plays: From Satire to Celebration. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1971.

Gagen, Jean. "Hector's Honor." Sh. Q., 19 (Spr. 1968):129-37.

Girard, Rene.  "The Politics of Desire in Troilus and Cressida." Shakespeare and the Question of Theory. Eds. Patricia Parker and Goeffrey Hartman. New York: Methuen, 1985: 188-209.

-------. Violence and the Sacred. 1972. Eng. ed. Trans. Patrick Gregory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.

Greene, Thomas M. The Descent from Heaven: A Study in Epic Continuity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963.

-------.. The Light in Troy: Imitation and Discovery in Renaissance Poetry. New Haven, 1982.

Harbage, Alfred. As They Liked It: A Study of Shakespeare's Moral Artistry. 1947. Rpt. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania. Press, 1972.

Jones-Davies, M. T. "Discord in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida; or the Conflict between 'Angry Mars and Venus Queen of Love.'" Shakespeare Quarterly 25(Wint.74): 33-41.

Jorgenson, Paul A. "A Formative Shakespearean Legacy: Elizabethan Views of God, Fortune, and War." PMLA 90 (March 1975): 222-33.

Kallendorf, Craig. In Praise of Aeneas: Virgil and Epideictic Rhetoric in the Early Italian Renaissance. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1989.

Kristeller, Paul Oskar. Renaissance Thought: The classic, scholastic, and humanist strains. N. Y.: Harper Torchbooks, 1961.[A revised and enlarged edition of The Classics and Renaissance Thought, 1955

Leech, Clifford. Shakespeare: The Tragedies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965.

Levin, Harry. The Question of Hamlet. New York: Oxford University Press, 1959.

Lombardo, Agostino. "Fragments and Scraps: Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida." The European Tragedy of Troilus. Ed. Piero Boitani. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989: 199-217. [a play of extremes about a world in crisis; death of Hector; courtly love vs. modern world without values]

Mac Callum, M. W. Shakespeare's Roman Plays and Their Background. 1910; rpt. New York: Russell and Russell, 1967.

Mann, Jill. "Shakespeare and Chaucer: 'What is Criseyde worth?'" The European Tragedy of Troilus. Ed. Piero Boitani. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989: 219-242. [Chaucer's woman has internal sources of value; Shakespeare's Cris. has only external sources of what she's worth, e.g. not much]

Miskimin, Alice S. The Renaissance Chaucer. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1975.

Mieszkowski, Gretchen. The Reputation of Criseyde 115[?]-1500. Transactions published by the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, New Haven, Conn., Vol. 43 (Dec. 1971):71-153.

Montaigne. Montaigne's Essays. 3 Vols. Trans. by John Florio. Intro. by L. C. Harmer. Everyman's Library, No. 441. 1910; rpt. London: Dent, 1965.

Morris, Brian. "The Tragic Structure of Troilus and Cressida." Sh. Q. X (Aut. 1959): 481-91.

Morse, Ruth. "Historical Fiction in Fifteenth-Century Burgundy." MLR (1980): 48-64. [on R. Lefevre]

Muir, Kenneth and S. Schoenbaum, Eds. A New Companion to Shakespeare Studies. 1971. Rpt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976.

O'Rourke, James. "'Rule in Unity' and Otherwise: Love and Sex in Troilus and Cressida." Shakespeare Quarterly 43.2 (Summer 1992): 139-158.

Patterson, L. W. "Christian and Pagan in The Testament of Cresseid." Philological Quarterly 52 (1973): 696-714.

Poole, Adran. Tragedy: Shakespeare and the Greek Examples. 1987. First Paperback ed., Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1988.

Presson, Robert K. Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and the Legends of Troy. 1953. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1971.

Rice, Eugene F. Jr. The Foundations of Early Modern Europe: 1460-1559. New York: Norton,1970.

Rollins, Hyder E. "The Troilus-Cressida Story from Chaucer to Shakespeare." PMLA XXXII (1917): 383-429.

Seznec, Jean. The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art. Trans. Barbara F. Sessions. Bollingen Series XXXVIII. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953. Rpt. Bollingen Paperback, 1972.

Shalvi, Alice. "'Honor' in Troilus and Cressida." Stud. Eng. Lit. 5 (Spring 1965): 283-302.

Shakespeare, William. Troilus and Cressida. Ed. Alice Walker. The Works of Shakespeare. Ed. by John Dover Wilson. 1957. Rpt. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1972.

Soellner, R. "Prudence and the price of Helen: the debate of the Trojans in Troilus and Cressida." Sh. Q 20 (Sum. 1969): 255-63.

Spivack, Bernard. Shakespeare and the Allegory of Evil: The History of a Metaphor in Relation to his Major Villains. 1958. Rpt. New York: Columbia University Press, 1968.

Stein, Arnold. "Troilus and Cressida: The Disjunctive Imagination." ELH 36 (March 1969): 145-167.  [164-7 on disunity]

Suzuki, Mihoko. Metamorphoses of Helen.  Cornell University Press, 1989. [Homer, Virgil, Spenser, Shakespeare, knowledge and mythology; feminist perspective; Helen as sign, as difference]

-------. "'Truth tired with iteration': Myth and Fiction in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida." Philological Quarterly 66 (Spring 1987):153-74.[truth in literature]

Tatlock, John S. P. "The Siege of Troy in Elizabethan Literature, Especially in Shakespeare and Heywood." PMLA XXX (1915): 673-770.

Taylor, George C. "Shakespeare's Attitude towards Love and Honor in Troilus and Cressida." PMLA XLV (1930): 781-86.

Tillyard, Eustace Mandeville Wetenhall. The Elizabethan World Picture. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1944.

-------. Shakespeare's History Plays. 1949. Rpt. London: Chatto and Windus, 1964.

-------. Shakespeare's Problem Plays. 1950. Rpt. Condon: Chatto and Windus, 1968.

Torti, Anna. "From 'History' to 'Tragedy': The Story of Troilus and Criseyde in Lydgate's Troy Book and Henryson's Testament of Cresseid. The European Tragedy of Troilus." Ed. Piero Boitani. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989: 171-197.

Traversi, D. A. An Approach to Shakespeare. Vol. II. From Troilus and Cressida to the Tempest. 1938. Rev. and expanded 3rd ed., Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co., Inc., Anchor Books, 1969.

Tylee, Claire M. "The text of Cressida and every ticklish reader: Troilus and Cressida, the Greek camp scene," Shakespeare survey v.41('89): 63-76. [Shakespeare; women]

Van Doren, MarkShakespeare.  1959; rpt. New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, no date.

Weiss, Roberto. The Renaissance Discovery of Classical Antiquity. [referred to by N.G. Wilson as good in revised edition]

Wilson, N.G.  From Byzantium to Italy: Greek Studies in the Italian Renaissance.  Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. [on relearning of Greek in west; a bit from 9th c.; decent translations started in 12th c.; better in 13th; and transmission thereof to Renaissance]

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