The Humanities Institute & SC Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida

Wed Jun 23 6:30pm

About The Humanities Institute & SC Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida

This three-part virtual reading of one of Shakespeare’s most unusual tragedies continues the “Undiscovered Shakespeare” collaboration between Santa Cruz Shakespeare, UCSC’s Humanities Institute, and The Shakespeare Workshop. Join us as we read through this play episodically on Zoom, and dig into the text with lectures from scholars and conversations with the cast. Swinging wildly between bawdy comedy, epic history, and tragic romance, Troilus and Cressida plays about against the backdrop of the Trojan War. With its examinations of honor, fidelity, pretension, romance, and war, this is a play that Joyce Carol Oats described as an “implicit debate between what is essential in human life and what is only existential.”

Venue, Streaming and Ticket Information:
Free webinar, Registration via Zoom link.

About Santa Cruz Shakespeare:
Featuring professional actors from around the country and inspired by deep local roots that go back more than 40 years, Santa Cruz Shakespeare stages bold productions of the plays of Shakespeare and other great playwrights that stimulate audiences’ senses and spark their imagination. For more information about SCS, visit, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Free Event