The Winter's Tale (Oxford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1

The Winter's Tale (Oxford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198129491

ISBN-13: 9780198129493

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 in family relationships and deep friendships. Orgel traces the changing

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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 in family 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 for the play, Pandosto, by Robert Greene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198129493
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Shakespeare Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
viii
Introduction 1(1)
Genres 2(4)
Obscurity and Elucidation 6(6)
Mysteries of State 12(5)
Leontes' Jealousy 17(5)
Motivation 22(6)
Hermione's Trial 28(4)
Mamillius' Death 32(2)
Hermione's Death 34(3)
Pastoral 37(5)
Nature and Art 42(5)
Marriage Negotiations 47(3)
Autolycus 50(3)
Paulina's Gallery 53(4)
The Statue in the Chapel 57(5)
The Statue in the Theatre 62(15)
What the Statue Does Not Say 77(2)
The Date, Early Performances and the Text 79(6)
Editorial Procedures 85(1)
Abbreviations and References 85(4)
The Winter's Tale
89(144)
Appendix A Simon Forman's Account of 'The Winter's Tale' 233(1)
Appendix B Robert Greene's 'Pandosto' 234(41)
Appendix C The Music 275(10)
Index 285

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