Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Troilus and Cressida play American football
Unusual to say the least. If I hadn't read on the back of the card that this picture was taken from a scene of Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida", I'm afraid I would never have guessed, certainly not from the costumes. It was sent by a theatre lover in Germany.
The German translates, very roughly, as, "war is play and play is love and love is war". I can't find any quote from Troilus and Cressida that's exactly the same. The nearest is, "hot blood begets hot thoughts, and hot
thoughts beget hot deeds, and hot deeds is love".