The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Book - 2009
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One of the last plays Shakespeare penned on his own, The Winter's Tale is a transcendent work of death and rebirth, exploring irrational sexual jealousy, the redemptive world of nature, and the magical power of art.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today's most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works . Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare's life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.

Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2009
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780812969191
Branch Call Number: 822.33 R3 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xxiii, 204 p. :,ill. --


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Jul 03, 2016

Shakespeare, and his such an evocative title. A difficult read, offensive comments about women.

Jul 16, 2012

One of Shakespeare's more peculiar plays - I'd even go so far as to call it experimental compared to his earlier works. One half is a tragedy about a jealous husband; the second half is a comedy about a young prince and a supposed shepherdess; and the end is pure fantasy. Delightful, though inconsistent. (I can't help but be a little bothered by a shipwreck occurring off the coast of a landlocked country, after all.)

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