The late romances
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.
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.
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.
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Review: The Late Romances: Pericles; Cymbeline; The Winter's Tale; The Tempest (Bantam Classics)User Review - Alana - Goodreads
Finally finished the Tempest! It's not that I don't like the story, it's just so incredibly hard to get back in to the style of Shakespeare when you haven't read it for ages. I started reading this ... Read full review
Review: The Late Romances: Pericles; Cymbeline; The Winter's Tale; The Tempest (Bantam Classics)User Review - Alan - Goodreads
The Bantam classics edition of Shakespeare's late romances offers four of the great playwright's later works, written as literary tastes and theatrical fashions entered a period of change. This volume ... Read full review