The Winter's Tale


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Adultery
Page: 206
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This romance revolves around a theme that occupied Shakespeare later in life: reconciliation. Wrongs committed by one generation, here a wife unjustly accused of adultery, are made right by the next generation.

The Winter's Tale (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610426304
Category: Drama
Page: 150
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The setting is Sicily, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, is visiting his childhood friend, Sicily’s King, Leontes. Leontes suspects that his wife Hermione and Polixenes are having an affair and he becomes murderously jealous. Leontes tells Camillo, one of his lords, that he wants him to poison Polixenes. Camillo, however, informs Polixenes of the plan, and the two men quickly depart for Bohemia. Shakespeare took much of the story from Pondasto, A Triumph of Time by Robert Greene, a contemporary of his who had little admiration for the playwright. Shakespeare changed the story by giving it a happy ending. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

No Fear Shakespeare

A Companion
Author: Spark Publishing
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781411497467
Category: Drama
Page: 302
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Using selected passages from the "No Fear Shakespeare" translations, offers an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare and includes a brief biography, a portrait of life in sixteenth century England, and an overview of Shakespearian-eratheater.

The Winter's Tale

Webster's Chinese-simplified Thesaurus
Author: ICON Reference,William Shakespeare
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780497261191
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 164
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If you are either learning Chinese-Simplified, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Chinese-Simplified speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The Winter's Tale. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your ChineseSimplified-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Chinese-Simplified synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare at Stratford Series
Author: Patricia Elizabeth Tatspaugh
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781903436165
Category: Drama
Page: 240
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The Arden Shakespeare, in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, presents a new series of volumes on Shakespeare's plays in performance. The series discusses and analyses the wide range of theatrical interpretation stimulated and provoked by the most frequently performed plays. Each volume explores how different directors, designers and actors have interpreted and adapted an individual play in terms of narrative focus, themes and characters, scenery and costume. The focus is on productions at Stratford-upon-Avon since 1945, on the basis that the record of Shakespeare performances at Stratford's theatres offers a wider, fuller and more various range of interpretation than is offered by any other theatre company. The volumes also set this record in a wider geographical and chronological context by means of a historical overview of earlier productions and of productions beyond Stratford. Published in conjunction with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, each volume features a wealth of photographs (many of them not previously seen in print) drawn from the archive of RSC performance materials held in the Trust's library at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford. Shakespeare at Stratford will surprise, inform and delight both students and scholars of Shakespeare and performance history and the general reader with an interest in theatre. For many years it was commonplace to dismiss The Winter's Tale as too complex or too crudely constructed to be staged successfully. This in-depth study demonstrates how individual performances have challenged this viewpoint and testify rather to the play's stage-worthiness and its potent effect on audiences. Dr Tatspaugh gives an overview of the play's stage history and a detailed discussion of nine productions, revealing how directors, designers and actors have explored the richness of this late romance, and how their explorations have revealed the compelling nature of the play in performance.

The Gap of Time

A Novel
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 0804141363
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s “late plays.” It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited. In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of The Winter’s Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time. Written with energy and wit, this is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other. From the Hardcover edition.

The Late Romances


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 030742183X
Category: Drama
Page: 848
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Pericles The first of Shakespeare’s late romances moves spectacularly from one dramatic period to another as the hero, Pericles, sails off to adventure and love, and experiences what for him is a miracle. Cymbeline A favorite romantic drama, this play of a wife unjustly accused of faithlessness moves from a world of intrigue and slander to one of reconciliation and forgiveness, and contains two of Shakespeare’s most poignantly beautiful songs. The Winter's Tale From a darkly melodramatic beginning to a joyous pastoral ending, this romance of a jealous king and his long-suffering queen is superb entertainment, with revelations, plot twists, and a final compelling theatrical moment of discovery. The Tempest This tale of the exiled Duke of Milan, marooned on an enchanted island, is so richly filled with music and magic, romance and comedy, that its theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the heart. From the Paperback edition.

The Bookman's Tale

A Novel of Obsession
Author: Charlie Lovett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101622806
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love. Charlie Lovett’s new book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is now available. Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession. Nine months after the death of his beloved wife Amanda left him shattered, Peter Byerly, a young antiquarian bookseller, relocates from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, he discovers a Victorian watercolor of a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Amanda. Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins and braves a host of dangers to follow a trail of clues back across the centuries—all the way to Shakespeare’s time and a priceless literary artifact that could prove, once and for all, the truth about the Bard’s real identity.

Shakespeare

The Last Plays
Author: Kiernan Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317889614
Category: Drama
Page: 312
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This is the first collection of criticism on Shakespeare's romances to register the impact of modern literary theory on interpretations of these plays. Kiernan Ryan brings together the most important recent essays on Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest, the greatest of the `last plays', staging a dynamic debate between feminist, poststructuralist, psychoanalytic and new historicist views of the masterpieces Shakespeare wrote at the close of his career. The book aims not only to anthologise accounts of the last plays by leading Shakespearean critics, including Stephen Greenblatt, Janet Adelman, Leah Marcus, Howard Felperin and Steven Mullaney, but also to dramatise what is at stake in the choice of a particular critical approach. It allows the student to compare the strengths and limitations of a deconstructive and a feminist reading of the same romance, or to test the plausibility of one psychoanalytic angle on the last plays against another. The headnotes that preface the essays highlight their distinctive slants on Shakespearean romance, unpack the theoretical assumptions that steer their interpretations, and throw into relief the key points at which their authors collide or converge. The editor's introduction places the essays in the context of twentieth-century criticism of the last plays and makes a powerful case for a fundamental reappraisal of Shakespearean romance. The comprehensive, fully annotated bibliography provides an unrivalled guide to further reading on all four plays.

Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare


Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627930086
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 125
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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare is a collection edited by Edith Nesbit. There are twenty of Shakespeare's plays and a brief biography all told in a manner that is understandable, and enjoyable to children. This book is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work and will open many literary doors for your child!

Henry V

A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770484140
Category: Drama
Page: 328
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Upon opening their expensive new book in 1623, buyers of the folio collection of William Shakespeare’s plays were promised The Life of Henry the Fift. What they went on to read, however, was not a full “life” in the modern biographical sense. The battle of Agincourt is the play’s main event; every scene leads up to or follows directly from the climax of one of England’s most one-sided and famous victories. The play’s ambiguous portrayal of war has spurred critical debate for centuries, and its performances have reflected shifting political and cultural views. James D. Mardock’s Introduction provides an extensive discussion of Henry V’s critical and stage histories and explores the play’s complex relationship with other history plays (and with history itself). The appendices provide materials on the play’s historical background and sources, as well as documents on contemporary warfare. Additional materials, including an annotated text of the 1600 quarto (Q1) edition, are available on the Internet Shakespeare Editions website. A collaboration between Broadview Press and the Internet Shakespeare Editions project at the University of Victoria, the editions developed for this series have been comprehensively annotated and draw on the authoritative texts newly edited for the ISE. This innovative series allows readers to access extensive and reliable online resources linked to the print edition.

The Oxford Shakespeare: All's Well that Ends Well


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 256
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Usually classified as a `problem comedy', All's Well that Ends Well invites a fresh assessment. Its psychologically disturbing presentation of an aggressive, designing woman and a reluctant husband wooed by trickery won it little favour in earlier centuries, and both directors and critics have frequently tried to avoid or simplify its uncomfortable elements. More recently, several distinguished productions have revealed it as an exceptionally penetrating study of both personal and social issues. In her introduction Susan Snyder makes the play's clashing ideologies of class and gender newly accessible. She explains how the very discords of style can be seen as a source of theatrical power and complexity, and offers a fully reconsidered, helpfully annotated text for both readers and actors.

Lords and Ladies

A Novel of Discworld
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061807524
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Although they may feature witches and wizards, vampires and dwarves, along with the occasional odd human, Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novels are grounded firmly in the modern world. Taking humorous aim at all our foibles, each novel reveals our true character and nature. It's a dreamy midsummer's night in the Kingdom of Lancre. But music and romance aren't the only things filling the air. Magic and mischief are afoot, threatening to spoil the royal wedding of King Verence and his favorite witch, Magrat Garlick. Invaded by some Fairie Trash, soon it won't be only champagne that's flowing through the streets ...