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"The Winter's Tale" By William Shakespeare

"The Winter's Tale"
by William Shakespeare

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One of Shakespeare's late plays, The Winter's Tale falls into two distinct parts: the first part tragedy and the second, comedy. John Pitcher's lively introduction and commentary explores the extraordinary merging of theatrical forms in the play and its success in performance.
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"The Winter's Tale" Summary


"The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare's later plays, best described as a tragi-comedy, the play falls into two distinct parts. In the first Leontes is thrown into a jealous rage by his suspicions of his wife Hermione and his best-friend, and imprisons her and orders that her new born daughter be left to perish. The second half is a pastoral comedy with the "lost" daughter Perdita having been rescued by shepherds and now in love with a young prince. The play ends with former lovers and friends reunited after the apparently miraculous resurrection of Hermione. John Pitcher's lively introduction and commentary explores the extraordinary merging of theatrical forms in the play and its success in performance. As the recent Sam Mendes production at the Old Vic shows, this is a play that can work a kind of magic in the theatre.

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"The Winter's Tale" Reviews


'a play where miracles do happen and redemption does eventually come, but at a terrible price' Lyn Gardner, Guardian, 22.9.09 'Like all of Shakespeare's later plays, this is a realistic fairy tale' John Peter, Sunday Times, 20.9.09

About William Shakespeare


John Pitcher is Professor of English at St John's College, Oxford.

Additional information

GOR002262499
"The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-07-01
464
1903436354
9781903436356
N/A
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