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The winter's tale /
William Shakespeare; edited by Ernest Schanzer.
imprint
Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1977.
description
241 p.
ISBN
0140707166
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Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1977.
isbn
0140707166
catalogue key
3860295
 
Bibliography: p. 47-[48]
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Catharine Hall-Schor has performed as a professional musician in New York City for many years. In 1990 she received a degree in Anthropology from Columbia University
Summaries
Main Description
FOLGER Shakespeare Library THE WORLD'S LEADING CENTER FOR SHAKESPEARE STUDIES "Each edition includes: " - Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play - Scene-by-scene plot summaries - A key to famous lines and phrases - An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language - An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play - Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books "Essay by" Stephen Orgel The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.
Main Description
New Shakespeare, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.
Main Description
The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's most fully realized tragicomedy, noted for the richness and complexity of its poetry. Though the title may suggest an escapist fantasy, recent criticism has seen in the play a profoundly realistic psychology and a keen commentary on the violence implicit in family relationships and deep friendships. Orgel traces the changing critical and theatrical attitudes towards the play, and places its psychological and dramatic conflicts within the Jacobean cultural and political context. This edition is made complete with a reprint of Shakespeare's source for the play, Pandosto, by Robert Greene.
Main Description
The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's later romantic comedies, offers a striking and challenging mixture of tragic and violent events, lyrical love-speeches, farcical comedy, pastoral song and dance, and, eventually, dramatic revelations and reunions.
Main Description
The Winter's Tale was one of the very last plays Shakespeare wrote, a moving romance whose themes are sin, forgiveness, death, rebirth, and the power of Time and Nature to heal all wounds. Based on a novella by Shakespeare's enemy and arch rival Robert Greene, The Winter's Tale introduces Perdita, perhaps the Bard's most richly symbolic character. At times tragic, at times humorous, but always entertaining and instructive, The Winters Tale is a complex and rewarding work by the greatest dramatist of all time.A Shakespeare Society Production. The complete play in four acts.
Main Description
This edition of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by five sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare. The text includes tracts on childbirth, jealousy, women's speech, rural festivities, and bears; royal proclamations and statutes about vagabonds and peddlers; popular ballads on marriage and monsters; treatises about monarchy, Catholic and Protestant theological debates, farm labor, and art collecting; a transcription of the trial of Anne Boleyn; and accounts of performances of the statue scene since the 19th century. The primary documents contextualize the dramatic genres of romance and tragicomedy; gender and family relations; political authority and resistance; country work and play; and the social, religious, and erotic uses of art.
Unpaid Annotation
As well as the complete and unabridged text, each play in this series has an extensive range of students' notes. These include detailed explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot and summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Plan of the Workp. ix
The Winter's Tale: Text, Textual Notes, and Commentaryp. 1
Appendix
Irregular, Doubtful, and Emended Accidentals in F1p. 567
Unadopted Conjecturesp. 569
The Text
Authenticityp. 586
The 1623 Version of The Winter's Talep. 586
The F1 Copyp. 590
Crane's Copyp. 598
Crane's Reliabilityp. 600
The Printer's Reliabilityp. 601
Subsequent Early Editionsp. 601
The Date of Composition
External Evidencep. 602
Internal Evidencep. 609
Summaryp. 615
Sources
Primary Source
Pandostop. 616
Shakespeare's Use of Pandostop. 656
General Indebtednessp. 656
Genrep. 668
Charactersp. 670
Other Sources
Robert Greene's Cony-Catching Pamphletsp. 672
The Second and last Part of Conny-catchingp. 673
The Thirde and last Part of Conny-catchingp. 673
Francis Sabie's Poemsp. 674
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