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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series Dover thrift editions, New Folger Library Shakespeare, Oxford world's classics, Propeller Shakespeare, Timeless classic
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table_of_contents Editor's preface -- Shakespeare's The winter's tale -- Reading Shakespeare's language : The winter's tale -- Shakespeare's life -- Shakespeare's theater -- The publication of Shakespeare's plays -- An introduction to this text -- The winter's tale : text of the play with commentary -- Longer notes -- Textual notes -- The winter's tale : a modern perspective / by Stephen Orgel -- Key to famous lines and phrases.
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title The winter's tale
title_alt Life of king Henry V, Winter's tale
title_display The winter's tale
title_full The Winter's Tale [eBook], 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], The winter's tale [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
title_short The winter's tale
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