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The Winter's Tale (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare
The Winter's Tale (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780521293730 (0521293731)
ASIN: 521293731
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.5 The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare's Weird Fairy Tale
Spoilers This is a very strange play. While Shakespeare stayed within the bare conventions of his time in writing plays he is fundamentally an experimental author and this play is one of his more experimental works. The play is nominally a comedy but the first three acts read like tragedy and th...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
3.0 The Winter's Tale (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
Well... This was a lot more fun than I expected.I don't usually read literature books (I'm even a little bit prejudiced against them), and I don't really like poetry, but I had never read Shakespeare before, and I thought I should. I didn't want to read something whose story I already knew from top ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
1.5 Not one of the Bard's best efforts
Some people have suggested that when it comes to very old, or even ancient literature, the fact that we still have it is testimony to the lasting quality of that work, and as such it should not be rated, or more aptly receive a low rating, because of that. Okay, I agree that this is certainly the ca...
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it
3.0 The Winter's Tale
Well, yes, another Shakespeare's tale that I have listened to. I know for sure he will never be my favourite author, but I will try to read all his plays.Synopsis (Wikipedia):King Leontes of Sicilia begs his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, to extend his visit to Sicilia. Polixenes prot...
Reading Adler's List
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3.0 The Winter's Tale (New Folger Library Shakespeare)
It’s Othello-lite. Jealousy without the evil and a focus on redemption instead of despair. Shakespeare starts by leading in with two Acts of tragedy then spins it into a romantic, sort of funny, comedy. It’s a pretty bold switch-up and it fits in with some of the other problem plays like Measure ...
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