Young love - passionate and volatile to begin with - positively ignites amid the prolonged atmosphere of war. Yet "romance" is a word that doesn't apply here. Troilus and Cressida is a story of extremes and contradictions - rules broken, promises betrayed and the simple goal of survival giving rise to heartbreaking developments. Love and lust, jealousy and revenge, life and death - there is nothing small about war and, accordingly, there are no small themes here. Devoid of laws, heroes or villains, Troilus and Cressida is intense, dangerous and surprisingly familiar.