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The winter's tale

Author: William Shakespeare; Susan Snyder; Deborah T Curren-Aquino
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's most varied, theatrically self-conscious, and emotionally wide-ranging plays. This 2007 edition provides a newly-edited text, a comprehensive introduction that takes into account current critical thinking, and a detailed commentary on the play's language designed to make it easily accessible to contemporary readers. Much of the play's copiousness inheres in its generic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Susan Snyder; Deborah T Curren-Aquino
ISBN: 9780521221580 0521221587 0521293731 9780521293730
OCLC Number: 1156790235
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Genre and title; Iterative patterns: sameness with a difference; Leontes' jealousy in criticism and performance; 'Exit pursued by a bear'; The figure of Time; Act 5 and the triumphs of Time; The Winter's Tale's sense of an ending: happiness qualified; Date; Sources; Textual note ; List of characters; THE PLAY; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendices: A. Simon Forman's notes on The Winter's Tale; B. Some doubling possibilities in The Winter's Tale; C. The Winter's Tale in performance: selected issues, scenes, and passages; D. The Winter's Tale: a select performance chronology; Reading list.
Responsibility: [William Shakespeare] ; edited by Susan Snyder and Deborah T. Curren-Aquino.

Abstract:

The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's most varied, theatrically self-conscious, and emotionally wide-ranging plays. This 2007 edition provides a newly-edited text, a comprehensive introduction that takes into account current critical thinking, and a detailed commentary on the play's language designed to make it easily accessible to contemporary readers. Much of the play's copiousness inheres in its generic intermingling of tragedy, comedy, romance, pastoral, and the history play. In addition to dates and sources, the introduction attends to iterative patterns, the nature and cause of Leontes' jealousy, the staging and meaning of the bear episode, and the thematic and structural implications of the figure of Time. Special attention is paid to the ending and its tempered happiness. Performance history is integrated throughout the introduction and commentary. Textual analysis, four appendices - including the theatrical practice of doubling, and a select chronology of performance history - and a reading list complete the edition.

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