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Barton, Anne. Introduction to Troilus and Cressida, by William Shakespeare. In The Riverside Shakespeare, edited by G. Blakemore Evans, 443-47. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

Barton discusses the textual history and presents a general reading of the play. She argues that no character in Troilus and Cressida is consistent or representative of truth or nobility. The only thing that saves the audience from the characters' destructive nihilism, Barton maintains, is the integrity and artistry of the play shaped by Shakespeare.

Cole, Douglas. "Myth and Anti-Myth: The Case of Troilus and Cressida." Shakespeare Quarterly 31, no. 1 (1980): 76-84.

Cole argues that Shakespeare's treatment of the myth of Troy undermines the way societies create myth as a way to connect with specific histories and define their values.

Dusinberre, Juliet. "Troilus and Cressida and the Definition of Beauty." Shakespeare Survey 36 (1983): 85-95.

Dusinberre examines how concepts of beauty function in the play. She argues that Helen...

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