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This complex play examines family relationships and friendships, with both tragic and comedic elements. Shakespeare's mastery of language is on full display in The Winter's Tale, and the reconciliation scene at the end is particularly moving. Stephen Orgel's edition provides excellent context for understanding the play's themes and conflicts, and includes a reprint of Shakespeare's source, Pandosto, by Robert Greene. For fans of Shakespeare or those interested in exploring the complexities of human relationships, The Winter's Tale is a must-read.

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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 infamily 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 forthe play, Pandosto , by Robert Greene.

The Oxford Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale

ISBN: 9780192838773
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: $12.81
Date of Publication: 1998-06-11
Format: Paperback
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This complex play examines family relationships and friendships, with both tragic and comedic elements. Shakespeare's mastery of language is on full display in The Winter's Tale, and the reconciliation scene at the end is particularly moving. Stephen Orgel's edition provides excellent context for understanding the play's themes and conflicts, and includes a reprint of Shakespeare's source, Pandosto, by Robert Greene. For fans of Shakespeare or those interested in exploring the complexities of human relationships, The Winter's Tale is a must-read.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

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 infamily 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 forthe play, Pandosto , by Robert Greene.