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The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Mowat, Barbara a.
Werstine, Paul
Shakespeare, William

Paperback

Series: Folger Shakespeare Library

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Publisher Price: $9.99

ISBN10: 1982122501
ISBN13: 9781982122508
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: Sep 14 2021
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.90
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.40 Depth: 8.30
Language: English
The authoritative edition of The Winter's Tale from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.

The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's very late plays, is filled with improbabilities. Before the conclusion, one character comments that what we are about to see, Were it but told you, should be hooted at / Like an old tale.

It includes murderous passions, man-eating bears, princes and princesses in disguise, death by drowning and by grief, oracles, betrayal, and unexpected joy. Yet the play, which draws much of its power from Greek myth, is grounded in the everyday.

A winter's tale is one told or read on a long winter's night. Paradoxically, this winter's tale is ideally seen rather than read--though the imagination can transform words into vivid action. Its shift from tragedy to comedy, disguises, and startling exits and transformations seem addressed to theater audiences.

This edition includes:

-Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

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