Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Wednesday, January 11, 2017:
Final Jeopardy! category: SHAKESPEARE
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: With a backdrop of war, the 1609 play titled “The History of” this pair takes place earlier than any Shakespeare history play
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Alain Norman, a foreign service officer from Silver Spring, Maryland
||Zoey Orol, an attorney from New York, New York
||Colby Taylor, an assistant professor of psychology from Olive Branch, Mississippi (1-day total: $18,399)
What is Troilus and Cressida?
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Set during the Trojan War, Troilus and Cressida, first published in 1609 (though written in 1602), does have an earlier setting than any other of his history plays. Note that the clue does not explicitly classify Troilus and Cressida as a history play (even though “The History Of” appears in its full title) — even Britannica says its genre is anomalous — the clue does say it takes place earlier than the plays more generally agreed to as his history plays. Again, any misinterpretation here, in my opinion, would not be the fault of the show, as a careful reading pins the correct response here to only Troilus and Cressida.
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