The Winter's Tale (The New Penguin Shakespeare)

The Winter's Tale (The New Penguin Shakespeare)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Noted for its use of realism, this is one of Shakespeare's final plays and is often rated as his greatest tragi-comedy. See more details below

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Noted for its use of realism, this is one of Shakespeare's final plays and is often rated as his greatest tragi-comedy.

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VOYA - Patti Sylvester Spencer
This edition of the play, part of the Oxford School Shakespeare series, presents Shakespeare's unabridged tragicomedy with thorough supplementary notes (parallel to script), vocabulary, and brief scene synopses. Scattered pen/ink sketches illustrate a few scenes. Large pages might make this paperback more reader-friendly than some. A lengthy commentary introducing the play could be useful to students already familiar with it. Following the text of the play, the editor discusses source material, demonstrating Shakespeare's use of borrowed ideas. Several paragraphs of criticism inform students how readers/viewers from Samuel Johnson (1765) to Harold C. Goddard (1951) viewed the play. Supplementary material includes a nineteenth century actress sharing ideas about working on the play with famed actor Macready, and a musical score for songs in the play. Ten pages titled Classwork and Examinations offer a variety of traditional teaching methods for instructors (discussion, character study, essays, etc.) The volume closes with a frank biographical sketch of Shakespeare, which admits to the dearth of facts and the necessary speculation. Illus. Source Notes. Chronology. VOYA Codes: 3Q 2P S (Readable without serious defects, For the YA with a special interest in the subject, Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140707168
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1981
Series:
New Penguin Shakespeare Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.48(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.64(d)

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