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Staging Troilus and Cressida


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A controversial school play: Troilus and Cressida
Norman Routledge Teacher
Views Duration
121. A controversial school play: Troilus and Cressida 95 01:48
122. Staging Troilus and Cressida 68 01:31
123. Another play at Eton – A Resounding Tinkle 79 01:22
124. Producing The Merry Wives of Windsor 59 01:02
125. Le Malade Imaginaire 68 01:00
126. Boys playing girls at Eton 153 01:05
127. 'I refuse to send my boy...' 166 00:55
128. The bad luck behind Midsummer's Night Dream 72 04:31
129. Being a homosexual teacher at Eton 823 01:36
130. Balancing the books as a housemaster 167 04:53
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Norman Routledge (1928-2013) was born in North London. He won a mathematics scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, where he was made a Fellow in 1951 and formed friendships with, among others, Alan Turing and EM Forster. In 1959, he left King's to become a schoolmaster and eventually a housemaster at Eton College, where he stayed for the next 30 years. He retired in 1989 to enjoy travel, music (he played the viola), look at buildings and enjoy the many pleasures of London.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: Eton College, Troilus and Cressida, William Shakespeare, Anthony Chenevix-Trench

Duration: 1 minute, 48 seconds

Date story recorded: January 2010

Date story went live: 17 September 2010