The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare, Rod Espinosa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1602707685

ISBN-13: 9781602707689

Pub. Date: 09/01/2010

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602707689
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Graphic Shakespeare Set 2
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Plan of the Workix
The Winter's Tale: Text, Textual Notes, and Commentary1
Appendix
Irregular, Doubtful, and Emended Accidentals in F1567
Unadopted Conjectures569
The Text
Authenticity586
The 1623 Version of The Winter's Tale586
The F1 Copy590
Crane's Copy598
Crane's Reliability600
The Printer's Reliability601
Subsequent Early Editions601
The Date of Composition
External Evidence602
Internal Evidence609
Summary615
Sources
Primary Source
Pandosto616
Shakespeare's Use of Pandosto656
General Indebtedness656
Genre668
Characters670
Other Sources
Robert Greene's Cony-Catching Pamphlets672
The Second and last Part of Conny-catching673
The Thirde and last Part of Conny-catching673
Francis Sabie's Poems674
The Fissher-mans Tale674
Flora's Fortune675
Possible Sources, Analogues, and Imitations680
Criticism
General Assessments702
Genre717
Themes and Significance728
Time's Mutability728
Nature (and Art)730
Repentance and Renewal738
Drame a Clef742
Technique745
Structure745
Language and Style753
Characters761
Antigonus761
Autolycus762
Camillo768
Florizel770
Hermione771
Leontes775
Mamillius785
Paulina786
Perdita792
Polixenes796
Shepherd and Clown797
The Winter's Tale on the Stage
Performances798
Staging the Bear and Time816
Screen and Sound Recordings818
The Text on the Stage819
The Versions819
Reshaping the Text826
Cuts826
Substitutions, Transpositions, and Additions840
Music in the Winter's Tale851
Bibliography875
Index933

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