The Winter's Tale (Folger Shakespeare Library)

The Winter's Tale (Folger Shakespeare Library)

William Shakespeare


The Winter’s Tale, certainly one of Shakespeare’s very overdue performs, is stuffed with improbabilities. earlier than the realization, one personality reviews that what we're approximately to work out, “Were it yet informed you, may be hooted at / Like an outdated tale.”

It contains murderous passions, man-eating bears, princes and princesses in cover, dying via drowning and by way of grief, oracles, betrayal, and unforeseen pleasure. but the play, which pulls a lot of its strength from Greek delusion, is grounded within the everyday.

A “winter’s story” is one instructed or learn on a protracted winter’s evening. sarcastically, this winter’s story is preferably obvious instead of read—though the mind's eye can rework phrases into vibrant motion. Its shift from tragedy to comedy, disguises, and startling exits and alterations appear addressed to theater audiences.

The authoritative variation of The Winter’s Tale from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and conventional Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content according to the simplest early published model of the play
-Full explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases
-An creation to studying Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil offering a latest standpoint at the play
-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s tremendous holdings of infrequent books
-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Stephen Orgel

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest choice of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from worldwide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.

Show sample text content

Download sample