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The Winter's Tale: Texts and Contexts / Edition 1
     

The Winter's Tale: Texts and Contexts / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare, Mario DiGangi
 

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ISBN-10: 0312167040

ISBN-13: 9780312167042

Pub. Date: 12/26/2007

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This edition of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by five sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare. The text includes tracts on childbirth, jealousy, women's speech, rural festivities, and bears; royal proclamations

Overview

This edition of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by five sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare. The text includes tracts on childbirth, jealousy, women's speech, rural festivities, and bears; royal proclamations and statutes about vagabonds and peddlers; popular ballads on marriage and monsters; treatises about monarchy, Catholic and Protestant theological debates, farm labor, and art collecting; a transcription of the trial of Anne Boleyn; and accounts of performances of the statue scene since the 19th century. The primary documents contextualize the dramatic genres of romance and tragicomedy; gender and family relations; political authority and resistance; country work and play; and the social, religious, and erotic uses of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312167042
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Series:
Bedford Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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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