The winter's tale

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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.
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auth_author2 Hall, Edward, 1966-, Kermode, Frank, 1919-2010,, Mowat, Barbara A., Orgel, Stephen., Warren, Roger, 1943-, Werstine, Paul.
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After nine months Polixenes longs for his family and home and decided to leave. Leontes beseeches him to stay, but to no avail. Leontes asks his wife, Hermione, to ask Polixenes to stay. Upon being asked by Hermione he relents immediately. This sudden turn of events leads Leontes to question if his best friend and wife are having an affair. We were as twinned lambs that did frisk i' the sun, And bleat the one at the other: what we changed Was innocence for innocence; we knew not The doctrine of ill-doing, nor dreamed That any did., Hall, Edward,1966-, IG$A, Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-289), Includes bibliographical references and index., Jealousy, Kermode, Frank,1919-2010,editor., LD4engLD4OCLCQUUSOCLCOIAKTnLvILS, Life of king Henry V, MWT11460075, MWT11532808, MWT11602158, MWT11620930, MWT11636005, MWT11908137, MWT11969641, Made available through hoopla, Married people, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Mowat, Barbara A., New Folger Library Shakespeare., New York :Simon & Schuster Paperbacks,2009., Orgel, Stephen., Oxford ;New York :Oxford University Press,2008., Oxford world's classics, Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press), PR2839.A2M68 2009, PR2839.A2O74 2008, Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia, and is enjoying catching up with his old friend. However, after nine months, Polixenes yearns to return to his own kingdom to tend to affairs and see his son. Leontes desperately attempts to get Polixenes to stay longer, but is unsuccessful. Leontes then decides to send his wife, Queen Hermione, to try to convince Polixenes. Hermione agrees and with three short speeches is successful. Leontes is puzzled as to how Hermione convinced Polixenes so easily, and Leontes suddenly goes insane and suspects that his pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes and that the child is a bastard., Propeller Shakespeare, Propeller Shakespeare., Reconciliation, 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., Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Winter's tale., Shakespeare, William,1564-1616, Shakespeare, William,1564-1616,author., Shakespeare, William,1564-1616., Shakespeare, William,1564-1616.Winter's tale., Shakespeare, Williamauthor, Sicily (Italy), Simon & Schuster pbk. ed., TBX, TBXdistributor, The New Folger Library Shakespeare, The Oxford Shakespeare, The Signet classic Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, first published in the First Folio in 1623. Although it was listed as a comedy when it first appeared, some modern editors have relabeled the play a romance. Some critics, among them W. W. Lawrence (Lawrence, 9-13), consider it to be one of Shakespeare's "problem plays", because the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama, while the last two acts are comedic and supply a happy ending., The Winter's Tale takes us on an extraordinary journey. King Leontes falls prey to an inexplicable jealousy of his wife Hermione; it causes her (apparent) death and the (actual) death of his young son Mamillius. Sixteen years of repentance, supervised by Paulina, lead to scenes of reunion and reconciliation - but without concealing the cost in human terms. This is a slightly shortened version of the text of The Winter's Tale as printed in the First Folio of Shakespeare's works (1623). The opening sequence, divided between various voices, and the first half of Scene Twelve, draw upon, and re-shape, the more extended versions of the original., 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., The Winter's TaleWilliam Shakespeare., The winter's tale, The winter's tale /William Shakespeare ; edited by Stephen Orgel., The winter's tale /by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine., The winter's taleWilliam Shakespeare., Timeless classic, Timeless classic., TotalBooxdistributor, Tragicomedy., Vendor-supplied metadata, Warren, Roger,1943-, Werstine, Paul., William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale was one of the last plays that the playwright would write. A classic romance with elements of tragedy, The Winter's Tale is an audience favorite and is often performed. The story revolves around Leontes, the King of Sicilia, who mistakenly comes to believe that his wife has committed adultery. In the end the truth is discovered and the two reconcile against the backdrop of a happy wedding celebration., Winter's tale, [United States]:Copyright Group ,2016., [United States]:Dover Publications ,2013., [United States]:Interactive Media ,2015., [United States]:Neeland Media LLC ,2010., [United States]:Oberon Books,2012., [United States]:Start Publishing LLC ,2013., [United States]:Wilder Publications, Inc. ,2015., computerc, e-it---, eBook hoopla, en, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9780486113074_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9781596253490_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9781627556910_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9781849437547_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/iam_9781910833551_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/sta_9781625589606_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/vsa_9781785436055_180.jpeg, lvi, 292 p. :ill. ;18 cm., online resourcecr, text file, texttxt, viii, 295 p. :ill. ;23 cm.
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title_display The winter's tale
title_full The Winter's Tale [eBook] Shakespeare, William, The Winter's Tale [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, The winter's tale / William Shakespeare ; edited by Stephen Orgel, The winter's tale / by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, The winter's tale [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, The winter's tale [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_short The winter's tale
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