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Troilus and Cressida

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microsoft imagesPleasure and revenge
Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice
Of any true decision. Nature craves
All dues be render'd to their owners.
                        Troilus and Cressida (2.2), Hector

The editors of the First Folio originally scheduled the play to be included in the section containing the tragedies. Due to a conflict with the printer, however, Troilus and Cressida was published after the rest of the tragedies, and thus was placed in between the histories and the tragedies, after Henry VIII and before Coriolanus. Although Troilus and Cressida is not included in the First Folio's table of contents, the text is in the First Folio, bringing the total of plays in the Folio to thirty-six. Read on ...