The Winter's Tale

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Drama - 295 pages
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Completely re-edited, the New Folger Library editions of Shakespeare's plays put readers in touch with current ways of thinking about Shakespeare. Each freshly edited text is based directly on what the editors consider the best early printed version of the play. Each volume contains full explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as a helpful introduction to Shakespeare's language. The accounts of William Shakespeare's life, his theater, and the publication of his plays present the latest scholarship, and the annotated reading lists suggest sources of further information. The illustrations of objects, clothing, and mythological figures mentioned in the plays are drawn from the Library's vast holdings of rare books. At the conclusion of each play there is a full essay by an outstanding scholar who assesses the play in light of today's interests and concerns.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
40
Section 4
65
Section 5
68
Section 6
69
Section 7
72
Section 8
74
Section 10
85
Section 11
93
Section 12
275
Section 13
277
Section 14
278
Section 15
280
Section 16
281
Section 17
282

Section 9
75

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About the author (1998)

Stephen Orgel is Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities at Stanford University.

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