The Winter's Tale
Running an emotional gamut from betrayal and broken hearts to romance and reconciliation, this 1611 tragicomedy begins with the tyrannical actions of a jealous king, whose baseless suspicions destroy his own family. The play's second half takes place 16 years later, when the lively plot takes a... show more
Running an emotional gamut from betrayal and broken hearts to romance and reconciliation, this 1611 tragicomedy begins with the tyrannical actions of a jealous king, whose baseless suspicions destroy his own family. The play's second half takes place 16 years later, when the lively plot takes a lighthearted turn, abounding in song and dance.
Publish date: June 20th 2000
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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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