The Winter's Tale

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Penguin, Nov 1, 1998 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The Newly Revised Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world’s greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars

The Winter’s Tale

Unique Features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

•An extensive overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet

•Special introduction to the play by the editor, Frank Kermode, Fellow of the British Academy

•Source from which Shakespeare derived The Winter’s Tale—a generous selection from Robert Greene’s Pandosto

•Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Simon Forman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, E.M.W. Tillyard, G. Wilson Knight, Carol Thomas Neely, and Coppelia Kahn

•A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable productions of The Winter’s Tale, then and now

•Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type

•Up-to-date list of recommended readings


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User Review  - Michelle Lynne - Goodreads

Winter's Tale had a really cool plotline that kept me entertained from beginning to end, though I did find my attention wandering quite a bit throughout. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Moore - Goodreads

definitely need to go back through it with a fine toothed comb. Read full review


Biographical Sketch
The Shakespeare Canon
Shakespeares English
Shakespeares Theater
A Note on the Use of Boy Actors in Female Roles
Costumes Gestures and Silences Prose and Poetry
The Play Text as a Collaboration
Editing Texts
The Winters Tale at the Globe 1611 the 15 of May
1 Shakespeares Times
2 Shakespeares Life
3 Shakespeares Theater
4 Shakespeare on Stage and Screen
5 Miscellaneous Reference Works

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About the author (1998)

Popularly known as the 'Bard of Avon', English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564. Not much is known about his date of birth or his formal education. Born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, he moved to London at age 21, where he wrote and acted in plays like Hamlet and As You Like It for the theatre group 'The King's Men'. Shakespeare, who died on 23 April 1616, gave the English language its most beautiful figures of speech, allegories, and images.

Barnet is former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University.

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