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Winter's Tale

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ISBN-10: 0521293731

ISBN-13: 9780521293730

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: William Shakespeare, Susan Snyder, Deborah T. Curren-Aquino

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The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's most varied, theatrically self-conscious, and emotionally wide-ranging plays. This edition provides a newly edited text, a comprehensive introduction that takes into account current critical thinking, and a detailed commentary on the play's language designed to make it easily accessible to contemporary readers. Much of the play's copiousness inheres in its generic intermingling of tragedy, comedy, romance, pastoral, and the history play. In addition to dates and sources, the introduction attends to iterative patterns, the nature and cause of Leontes' jealousy, the staging and meaning of the bear episode, and the thematic and structural implications…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

Deborah T. Curren-Aquino is Reader at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC.

Introduction: Genre and title
Iterative patterns: sameness with a difference
LeontesG++ jealousy in criticism and performance
G++Exit pursued by a bearG++
The figure of Time
Act 5 and the triumphs of Time
The WinterG++s TaleG++s sense of an ending: happiness qualified
Note on the text
List of characters
Supplementary notes
Textual analysis
Simon FormanG++s notes on The WinterG++s Tale
Some doubling possibilities in The WinterG++s Tale
The WinterG++s Tale in performance: selected issues, scenes, and passages
The WinterG++s Tale: a select performance chronology
Reading list